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Giosprite Wins Watford Borough Council Challenge!

Giosprite Wins Watford Borough Council Challenge! Giosprite wins competition to trial innovative footfall monitoring technology in Watford   We have been awarded £10,000 of investment funding by Watford Borough Council to run a trial of a new footfall monitoring solution, after winning an innovation competition run by the local authority in partnership with Digital Catapult….

Why street lamps could light the way for smart city planning

Why street lamps could light the way for smart city planning   Faced with severe budget cuts and rising costs to deliver core services, local authorities’ ambitions to invest in smart city technology may seem a distant dream. However, investment in smart street lights will not only provide immediate cost benefits, it can light the…

Why footfall monitoring is a step in the right direction for local authorities

Why footfall monitoring is a step in the right direction for local authorities     In recent months we have seen leading UK retailers scale back their high street presence, suggesting that people no longer use our towns and cities in the way they used to. Reacting to this change in consumer behaviour, councils should…

How can data aggregation help ambitious local authorities?

How can data aggregation help ambitious local authorities?   Local authorities with smart ambitions should be looking to implement technology that provides communities with easier digital access to request services, source information and manage payments. Even now, data from existing public services and technology – including public transport, parking, waste collection and street lighting -…

Making social housing smart

Making social housing smart   According to local authorities in the UK, there is a ‘severe’ need for more affordable housing (Association for Public Service Excellence; May 2018). While an increase in housing stock is clearly needed, with more houses to manage how can social housing providers ensure new and existing properties are maintained effectively without…

How a ‘joined-up’ approach to technology solutions will help councils create truly smart cities

How a ‘joined-up’ approach to technology solutions will help councils create truly smart cities   At last month’s Smart to Future Cities Conference in London, our CEO Nick Wilcox took part in a panel discussion to share his thoughts on the impact of siloed projects on the overall effectiveness of a smart city strategy. Nick reflects…

Augmented reality – a new vision for 21st century tourism

Augmented reality – a new vision for 21st Century tourism   Last year, tourism in England contributed £106bn to the British economy (Visit England). In light of these promising figures it’s not surprising that local councils are looking for new and innovative ways to improve the tourist experience. In recent years we have seen travel…

How smart parking keeps city event congestion at bay

How smart parking keeps city event congestion at bay   Public events are an important part of any local council marketing strategy. Music events, sports matches and cultural festivals are not only a show of civic pride but will enhance the visitor experience and boost footfall in a city or town. While this spike in…

Giosprite launches technology suite to help councils visualise a smarter future

Giosprite launches technology suite to help councils visualise a smarter future     Press Release Lichfield, 14th March 2018 Smart city consultancy Giosprite has launched an interactive demonstration suite, to help council leaders visualise what a fully integrated, smart city ecosystem could look like. The multimedia experience will demonstrate how smart city networks and integrated…

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