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Miami-Dade County and IBM Establish Public-Private Partnership on Smarter Cities Initiative

Seeing the Big Data Picture in Miami-Dade

Seeing the Big Data Picture in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County and IBM have announced a transformational Smarter Cities initiative to improve services for residents and help agencies share information among the 35 municipalities within the county. The County is using Big Data analytics—managing large datasets from multiple sources—and cloud computing to help leaders make better decisions.

With a focus on cutting across organizational boundaries to provide better services to residents, IBM is helping Miami-Dade County modernize and improve the predictive management capabilities of systems tied to law enforcement, transportation and water. Through the use of an intelligent dashboard that provides visibility into operations, city and county leaders will soon be able to harvest massive amounts of information from one department and immediately share it with multiple departments to improve access to valuable and often time-sensitive information.

“Making Miami-Dade County more efficient and cutting the red tape that slows economic progress are priorities, and this initiative with IBM is a great way to accomplish both of those goals,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “We look forward to making vital data more accessible to our municipal partners and to serving our residents even better.”

As Miami-Dade County faces shrinking budgets, aging infrastructure and the need to deliver more services with fewer resources—all while driving economic development and job creation—the County is working to solve some of its biggest problems through advanced technology and public-private partnerships.

“Miami-Dade County is an example of how local government leaders are coming together and overcoming traditional barriers to find innovative solutions to the challenges of growth,” said Michael J. Dixon, PhD, general manager, IBM Smarter Cities.

Miami-Dade County is a dynamic global community known for its diverse economy and its diverse people. Led by Mayor Gimenez, this technology initiative is helping Miami-Dade County further position itself as a global center of commerce and finance. It is also helping the county attract a growing technology community that is working closely with local leaders to help Miami-Dade County’s future economy.

 

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