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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Blog Visionary Voices Video Press Releases Press Coverage Event Calendar Publications Brain Gain Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2009 Ontario is in Smart21 Communities of 2010 Published

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Voices Video Press Releases Press Coverage Event Calendar Publications Brain Gain Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2009 Yes there is intelligent life in Riverside Published Tuesday October

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    Speakers News Blog Visionary Voices Video Press Releases Press Coverage Event Calendar Publications Brain Gain Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2009 Va communities recognized for broadband technology

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    Releases Press Coverage Event Calendar Publications Brain Gain Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2009 Moncton is Smart Published Monday October 19 2009 7 00 am Moncton New

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    Video Press Releases Press Coverage Event Calendar Publications Brain Gain Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2009 Dakota County is a smart 21 Published Monday October 19 2009

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Community Forum ICF Friday for its efforts to make its economy more robust and improve its quality of living through information and communications technology The Smart21 announcement is the first stage of the New York based think tank s annual Intelligent Community Awards 12 month cycle Taoyuan County hopes to be selected to the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year for 2010 in January from the 21 nominees announced Friday Asia winning streak The 2010 Intelligent Community of the year will be named in May from the seven finalists Taipei grabbed the top prize in 2006 when President Ma Ying jeou was still mayor of the city Sweden s Stockholm won the award for 2009 but Asian communities have garnered the top spot three out of the past five years High hopes The new Smart21 list represents 13 nations and includes 10 communities that appeared on last year s list None have populations over 2 5 million Taiwan s Taoyuan Korea s Suwon and China s Tianjin Binhai are the only three Asian communities on the 2010 list Taoyuan County was praised for taking action to offset its high sensitivity to the business cycle and powerful competition from Taipei The ICF cited its Aerotropolis initiative to strengthen the local economy and its M Taoyuan program launched in 2007 to make e government mobile The M Taoyuan program covers the core of the metro area and offers real time traffic analysis remote monitoring mobile distribution of information to the public and access to resources for government workers on the go the ICF said U Taoyuan program The think tank also anticipated the county s U Taoyuan program that will focus on ubiquitous digital services for aviation shipping and other businesses and weave digital services seamlessly into the lives of all

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    adopters of broadband Internet The communities have invested heavily in its infrastructure but he can see improvement in how relevant regional firms leverage this investment Utilizing the value of the Internet to enhance business performance has become a key differentiator especially for commodity based and traditional industries Statistically 95 of households in our region have high speed Internet This is indicative of where consumers and business based buyers are spending larger amounts of their time to make decisions about their purchases Ken LeBlanc of Property Guys said that 88 per cent of flight purchases are now done online and not through travel agents He cites this statistic as the web enables direct connection to buyers and sellers giving power to the consumer These two statistics clearly demonstrate the power of the web and if your firm is not investing enough in your web strategies you are losing out As Richard Bendis CEO of Innovation America puts it change is inevitable with the fast paced power of the web If you re hesitating as an owner or senior manager you are creating liability for your firm s longevity Listening and collaborating with your target market users can significantly increase your unique value proposition which is how your relevant use of the web can help your long term success Your web presence should be considered a cost cutting centre in conjunction with supporting your revenue generation goals For example Carol Chapman president of Moncton based C2 Communications gave insight into how their marketing firm led the design of mccainworld com for McCain International C2 Communications has worked with McCain for many years and intimately understood their business issues McCain International understood this project was not about technology but about people combined with an integrated business strategy to reduce costs such as travel

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    ever greater rate or risk seeing cherished ways of life vanish because lack of opportunity bleeds them of the children who are their future Succeeding in this new environment which we call the broadband economy takes conscious effort by government business institutions and individuals It s not the product of the unfettered free market nor of government policymakers alone but of imaginative collaboration between the two The how and the what of creating an intelligent community make a long and complex story But the why That s simple It s all about the children The Broadband Economy In his bestselling book The World Is Flat Friedman reported on a conversation with Nanden Nilekani CEO of India s Infosys Nilekani had this to say on the topic of globalization Outsourcing is just one dimension of a much more fundamental thing happening today in the world Nilekani explained What happened over the last few years is that there was a massive investment in technology especially in the bubble era when hundreds of millions of dollars were invested in putting broadband connectivity around the world undersea cables all those things At the same time he added computers became cheaper and dispersed worldwide and there was an explosion of software e mail search engines like Google and proprietary software that can chop up any piece of work and send one part to Boston one to Bangalore and one part to Beijing making it easy for anyone to do remote development When all of these things suddenly came together around 2000 added Nilekani they created a platform where intellectual work intellectual capital could be delivered from anywhere It could be disaggregated delivered distributed produced and put back together again and this gave a whole new degree of freedom to the way we do work especially work of an intellectual nature And what you re seeing in Bangalore today is really the culmination of all these things coming together Beyond Globalization At the Intelligent Community Forum we don t feel that the term globalization does justice to the scope of this transformation and to the way it s reshaping the economic lives of people around the planet The broadband economy is an economy in which for all intents and purposes the hard working people of Bangalore and Beijing live right next door to the hard working people of Boston Brussels and Buenos Aires As Nilekani explained the broadband economy is the product of the build out of low cost high speed communications and information technology on both the global and local levels It began in the 1970s when the telecom carriers began linking the world s economic centers with fiber optic networks These made possible collaboration and cooperation across time zones and cultures which opened markets boosted productivity created employment and improved living standards From 1870 to 1970 the number of people living on more than 1 per day adjusted for inflation grew by 157 million At the same time however the number living on less

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