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How do we improve smart city security?

As cities get smarter, so do they become more attractive to hackers and cyber-attackers. With so much personal and private date flowing through the system, how do we ensure the cities of the future are also secure ones? With urban populations expanding, some cities...

5G versus WiFi? The connectivity debate

5G vs WiFi – If 5G is faster and more reliable, why won’t it replace WiFi? 5G is coming. The next generation of mobile network technology promises unheralded speeds and connectivity capabilities. Blanket coverage of the cellular technology is earmarked for a steady...

Why Edge Computing is vital for Smart Cities

Edge computing brings new innovations to the Internet of Things network.City-wide Internet of Things (IoT) networks are barely upon us but experts are already discussing the next innovations in smart city digital connectivity. Any IoT network worth its salt is built...

5 Key trends for the IoT in 2019

Smart cities are becoming ever more prescient in today’s societies. As technological advancement ploughs on forward at a seemingly unassailable pace, local authorities scramble to keep up and take advantage of the cost-saving measures and efficiency enhancements an...

What do you need to make a ‘smart’ city?

You may have come across the word ‘smart’ applied as a prefix to your home or the city you live in recently. The concepts of smart homes and smart cities are fast gaining traction as technological advancement becomes more and more inclined to make our lives easier,...

City data-sharing is the way to drive innovations for all

The collection and utilisation of data forms an integral component of modern-day city management. Data is being gathered all the time. Everywhere around us, there are cameras and sensors recording the daily life of a city population. A variety of obstacles face local...

Government minister encourages more young women to join tech sector

Andrew Jones, the Government minister and MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, is encouraging more young women to consider careers in the tech sector after visiting IntechnologyWiFi and meeting CEO Natalie Duffield. IntechnologyWiFi is a market leader in connectivity...

West Midlands to become UK’s first 5G multi-city

The West Midlands area is set to become the UK’s first ‘5G multi-city’ as a result of Government investment in trials of the future of mobile communication systems. The arrival date for the next generation of wireless connectivity is on the horizon. 5G promises to...

Data-driven transport: driving towards the future

The future of the UK’s transport infrastructure is on the move. The average passenger is producing transportation data with every journey. A myriad of GPS systems and personal trackers detailing where we go and how we get there is being gathered by the services that...

From Ghost Town to Boom Town – Coventry is a city on the up

Once the centre of British car manufacturing, ravaged by war and the recessions of the late 20th century, Coventry has been reborn from the fires of its past and is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most vibrant and enterprising cities. An industrial stronghold...

Is 5G the answer to connecting rural communities?

5G is coming. Preliminary rollout of the next-gen mobile communications system is predicted to begin in the latter stages of 2019. The technologies of tomorrow, from self-driving cars to the latest smartphones, will be underpinned by high-bandwidth, low latency 5G...

5 Reasons Behind The Decline of the UK High Street

Vacant units and boarded-up shop fronts; vape stores and betting outlets rubbing shoulders with bric-a-brac emporiums and struggling independents. Sound familiar? This grisly scene is one many shoppers will be familiar with across the UK; our high streets are deep in...

Smart Tourism – a thoroughly smarter way to travel

Our cities are changing - fast. With a growing population, the demand to improve and enhance the services that hold a city together are increasingly onerous. The future prosperity of a city lies within technological development. Smart Cities are the city of the...

Promoting Digital Inclusion is Everybody’s Business

Digital inclusion is a big issue. We're supporting Get Online Week! Are you? Figures from The Good Things Foundation , a social change charity helping people improve their lives through digital, estimate there are 11.3 million people in the UK who lack the basic...

The Connected City Platform and Edinburgh 2050: Building a better city

Edinburgh's pioneering Council are engaging citizens in a new initiative, Edinburgh 2050, which asks residents to submit the vision they have of the city they would like to see by 2050. What do the citizens envisage Edinburgh looking like by the mid-point of the 21st...

Smart City Financing: Challenges and Opportunities

A recent Deloitte report, 'The Challenges of Paying for Smart City Projects', has examined the ways in which cities could choose to finance their smart projects through various funding and financing strategies. This is a challenge faced by many of the local...

Winning Public Support For Smart City Projects: What, Why, and How

Cities are the future of the world’s economy. By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will be residing in these ever-growing metropolises, and these urban powerhouses will be responsible for 70% of global GDP. By that point, we will also have a large number of what...

Smart Cities save citizens time – and lots of it!

At IntechnologyWiFi, we've spent some time recently discussing how Smart Cities represent the future of urban management for local authorities, helping tackle pressing global issues such as climate change. But the ultimate goal of urban management is fundamentally to...

Launching a content website – Citi-Wise’s cross-platform journey

Redesigning a website is an undertaking that every company must eventually face - should they wish to remain current and on-trend, that is. In a digital world of constant innovation and enhancement, and one in which the consumer is becoming ever more discerning and...

Building a Smart City: where to start?

As a company working with several leading cities, including Edinburgh, on their ‘Smart City’ vision, we understand that despite the enormous potential it has, it can also be overwhelming for local authorities trying to step into the unknown. Today, many cities are...

Smart Cities – key to hitting climate targets?

In the 21st century, cities are increasingly at the forefront of the way human societies are organised. The urban population will grow from about 4 billion currently to 6.5 billion by 2050, and two thirds of the globe will be living in cities by 2066. Correspondingly,...

Free WiFi now provided in hostels across Southend

IntechnologyWiFi is fighting social exclusion and isolation in Southend-on-Sea by rolling out free wireless connectivity in hostels across the seaside town. The WiFi will help some of the most vulnerable people in society access the basic goods and services that...

Big Data – the most valuable resource for Smart Cities?

Big Data - What and why? If you’ve read the recent attempts of tech magazines and blogs to predict the future, you may already be tired of hearing about the importance of big data. Although simple sounding, the phrase ‘big data’ doesn’t seem to mean much to most...

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