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Cisco poised to capitalize on movement to smart cities


The nascent smart city industry is a potential goldmine for a whole host of players – utility companies, data analytics providers and, perhaps most importantly, providers of communications infrastructure and networks. One company, Cisco, is poised to greatly capitalize on then burgeoning industry as the world moves towards a smart, connected and data driven existence through the Internet of Things (IoT) or, as the company prefers, the “Internet of Everything” (IoE). It is worth noting that there is no hard definition of what constitutes a smart city, but a distinction… Read more

The America’s Region Continues to Dominate the Biofuels Market

  The global biofuels market grew at a strong rate in 2011. This is evidence that the market is continuing to play an increasingly important role in both helping countries to meet international green energy targets and providing a new source of energy to help dissipate the reliance on traditional fuels. Due to high biofuel production costs, the market is affected strongly by local government subsidies and can become unprofitable when a government reduces or pulls out from a biofuel subsidy program in any given country. The global biofuels industry… Read more

US holds the major share of the utilities industry

The Group of Eight (G8) comprises eight of the fastest growing industrial nations in the world: the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Russia and Japan. MarketLine’s ‘Utilities – Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide’ reveals that the G8 countries contributed $1,786.7 billion in 2010 to the global utilities industry, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% between 2006 and 2010. The G8 countries are expected to reach a value of $2,358 billion in 2015, with a CAGR of 5.7% over the 2010–15 period. Electricity is… Read more