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Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, City Of Boston, Boston University & IBM Partner To Build A 'Smarter Planet'

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Cities everywhere face shrinking budgets, aging infrastructure and pressure to improve the delivery of services to citizens. As cities respond to these challenges, the influence of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is expanding to help governments make more informed decisions that will help the city emerge stronger, better positioned to create jobs and spur economic competitiveness. These communities are using technology to improve their existing infrastructures and building more sustainable cities. As part of its Smarter Cities initiative, IBM is working with thousands of cities around the world to solve some of their toughest challenges to improve the daily lives of residents.

For more information on the software being used by MassPort and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority visit:  http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/maximo-asset-mgmt/

To learn about how a Smarter City works: http://www.youtube.com/embed/tfWGrbk6HSAFor more information on IBM Smarter Cities, visit www.ibm.com/press/smartercities.

1. "Leading By Example-Clean Energy" and "Efficient Buildings Program" (Executive Order 484).

Media Contact(s) Kara Yi415-871-6321IBM Media Relations kyi@us.ibm.com



Erica Topolski617-693-2816IBM Media Relations ericat@us.ibm.com

SOURCE IBM

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