SmartCity data security aspects

There’s a downside to cities building far-flung networks of data sources and growing more reliant on data, however: They’re more vulnerable. The networks that link a city’s lights, power, traffic systems and other infrastructure are often integrated and require little human intervention to function. This makes them more efficient, but it also creates new opportunities for hackers. A 2016 survey by Tripwire and Dimensional Research found that 98 percent of government…

Multifaceted dimensions for Smart City

Cities need to plan now to be able to deliver the resources and services needed to ensure their populations survive – and thrive. Public transport and facilities, water supply, sanitation, energy, food and security are just some of the pressure points that will be affected by rising urbanization. The challenges that cities face, and will continue to face in the future, are complex and multi-sectorial. They are also very specific…

Approach toward Leadership

In an agile world, traditional leadership approaches do not suffice anymore. Project teams need to organise their work more on their own, not waiting on somebody to tell them what to do. Leaders need to provide guidance on the overall direction, they should provide the framework in which the team can operate and be more servant (“servant leadership style”), helping the people to perform their tasks… The philosophy highlights in…

The next generation of project managers

A job for life is no longer a viable concept for today’s workforce. More common are short-term contracts, project work and job portfolios. Whatever their size and scope, however, projects need to be managed. Project management is a concept that industries want to know more about, and value. Disruption of different sectors brings broader goals than the traditional on-time and on-budget of disciplines such as construction and engineering. Project managers’…

Managing Multiple Projects

Keep Distractions to a Minimum – When you are tasked with managing a number of projects at once, optimizing the use of your time is essential. As a result, it is imperative that you do everything possible to keep distractions to a minimum. While it may be impossible to reduce the number of projects you must oversee, you likely can reduce the number of nonessential items you deal with on…