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  • Can smart cities solve problems?

    For smart cities to work effectively and efficiently, they need three components: a problem, a tool and a solution. By identifying issues and finding a way to overcome them using new technologies, cities can begin their ‘smart’ journey.

    Can smart cities solve problems?

  • Is the new Homes Act replacing PPI claims?

    With PPI claims coming to an end, claims management companies (CMCs) are turning to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act to replace these claims.

    Is the new Homes Act replacing PPI claims?

  • New report shows the state of IoT industry

    A new report has looked into the state of the IoT industry and which areas are witnessing growth.

    New report shows the state of IoT industry

  • UK unlikely to hit net zero target

    The UK’s target to hit net zero emissions by 2050 is unlikely to be met unless policies are implemented.

    UK unlikely to hit net zero target

  • Can IT improve retail footfall?

    Britain’s retail industry has suffered a dramatic drop in the number of shoppers in the last three months.

    Can IT improve retail footfall?

  • Global street lighting expected to hit $13.7 billion by 2026

    According to the Global Street and Roadway Lighting report, the global street lighting market was worth $3.8 billion in 2017 and is expected to be worth $13.7 billion by 2026.

    Global street lighting expected to hit $13.7 billion by 2026

  • Is air pollution causing asthma?

    New research suggests that a rise in childhood asthma cases could be down to air pollution levels.

    Is air pollution causing asthma?

  • Can smart cities save money?

    Smart cities can offer a wide range of benefits including environmental quality, safety, time and convenience, civic participation and cost of living.

    Can smart cities save money?

  • NHS buildings in high levels of air pollution

    More than 2,000 health centres in Great Britain are in areas which exceed the WHO limits.

    NHS buildings in high levels of air pollution

  • 100 Years On: The State of Social Housing

    This month marks the 100th year since social housing was introduced in the UK. With many celebrating the centenary, it does however raise the question as whether councils and housing associations are fulfilling their pact to create quality housing.

    100 Years On: The State of Social Housing

  • How IoT can help reduce light pollution

    Light pollution is on the rise with 60% of Europeans no longer being able to see the Milky Way at night.

    How IoT can help reduce light pollution

  • Poor housing in Wales costs NHS £95m

    Every year in Wales, the NHS is spending £95 million on treatment costs due to poor housing.

    Poor housing in Wales costs NHS £95m

  • How technology can save the retail industry

    With constant mention of the ‘death of the high street’, Blis has released a report looking into the current state of the retail industry and how technology can help.

    How technology can save the retail industry

  • How IT can help healthcare cut costs

    With the NHS being overstretched, it’s no surprise that healthcare providers are turning to modern technologies to help relieve them.

    How IT can help healthcare cut costs

  • Air pollution has major impact on health

    Outdoor fine particulate matter exposure is the fifth leading risk factor for death in the world accounting for 4.2 million deaths.

    Air pollution has major impact on health

  • Climate change increases risk of flooding

    Climate change has become an increasing threat over the past year, bringing with it a range of complications for the planet including an increased risk of intense and frequent flooding.

    Climate change increases risk of flooding

  • Why we need intelligent street lighting systems

    With 19% of global energy consumption used on lighting, it is clear to local authorities that lighting systems need to be upgraded.

    Why we need intelligent street lighting systems

  • Report shows that 76% believe smart cities don’t exist

    A new report shows that 76% of city officials believe that although many have started their journey, smart cities do not truly exist yet.

    Report shows that 76% believe smart cities don’t exist

  • UK capital taking steps to eliminate air pollution

    Two million people in London live in areas with illegal levels of air pollution. Measuring air quality is a major strategy in the fight against air pollution, Pinacl makes it easier to gather and monitor data through its Air Quality Sensors.

    UK capital taking steps to eliminate air pollution

  • Smart cities can improve quality of lives

    Smart cities add digital intelligence to their city to solve issues that the public face and to achieve a higher quality of life for them.

    Smart cities can improve quality of lives

  • The importance of people-centred smart cities

    While smart cities aim to improve the places where people live, all too often this comes in the form of top-down innovation. However, to reach their full potential they need to focus on the citizens, not just the technology.

    The importance of people-centred smart cities

  • Why smart cities should start with street lighting

    With the population levels in cities across the world growing, local authorities are adopting new technological advances to help them be more efficient. An intelligent street lighting infrastructure is the easiest way for local authorities to begin their smart city journey.

    Why smart cities should start with street lighting

  • Is data sharing the future for smart cities

    The number of cities implementing smart city applications is on the rise, with data playing a key role in the success. Sharing this data across citywide departments and platforms is an essential element of any smart city plan.

    Is data sharing the future for smart cities

  • How Smart Cities are helping the environment

    Smart Cities use technologies to enable new services to be developed, and existing services to be improved, including economic development, citizen well-being, and sustainability.

    How Smart Cities are helping the environment

  • Top 5 Technologies Crucial for a Smart City

    The revolution in communication technologies has driven the demand for access to services, data, and applications from anywhere at any time. Using these technologies, Smart Cities enable new services to be developed and existing services to be improved for citizens.

    Top 5 Technologies Crucial for a Smart City

  • The 3 layers of a Smart City

    There are three key layers to consider when implementing a Smart City Strategy

    The 3 layers of a Smart City

  • How do you monitor flood levels?

    ​If your town is an at-risk area, then you need to take a proactive approach to flood monitoring.

    How do you monitor flood levels?

  • Pinacl’s Digital Property Management – Strengthening the evidence against disrepair claims for Social Housing Providers.

    The volume of disrepair claims against registered providers (RPs) of social housing has increased significantly in recent years. And disrepair claims are often accompanied by costly public liability claims.

    Pinacl’s Digital Property Management – Strengthening the evidence against disrepair claims for Social Housing Providers.

  • 7 simple steps to building a Smart City

    By now, most people will have some idea of what IoT stands for and its growing importance to society. However, knowing how to implement a digital transformation strategy and kick start your IoT journey can be daunting, so we’ve put together 7 steps to help.

    7 simple steps to building a Smart City

  • Pinacl unleash the ultimate ‘open-access’ IoT Launch Pack for Councils

    Pinacl offers a range of IoT solutions that can benefit Councils. We can deploy a range of sensors tailored to meet the specific requirements of your Smart Place.

    Pinacl unleash the ultimate ‘open-access’ IoT Launch Pack for Councils

  • Lifts take us where we need to go, now IoT is taking lifts to a more efficient place

    As technologies come together, IoT solutions are now reaching a level of maturity which is enabling their mass production, reducing their ownership costs and in turn accelerating their uptake and demand.

    Lifts take us where we need to go, now IoT is taking lifts to a more efficient place

  • How can IoT monitor air quality in Towns and Cities?

    Worldwide, people are becoming more concerned with air quality conditions as pollution is becoming widely recognised as a severe risk to the public’s health.

    How can IoT monitor air quality in Towns and Cities?

  • What is a Smart Place?

    Technology can connect infrastructure, business, communities, public service and individual citizens in ways that were previously impossible, improving economic and social well-being and transforming public services. But this research is about how that technology can be used better and more effectively to achieve these connections, not about the technology itself.

    What is a Smart Place?

  • Are we ready for the Internet of Things?

    With all the hype around the Internet of Things, you would think that every technology provider is a contender looking to grab market share.

    Are we ready for the Internet of Things?

  • Why Local Authorities are a catalyst for Smart Cities to succeed

    Remember the days before the Internet? Scouring books and newspapers to gather information and navigating your journeys with a Road Atlas? As technology evolves, we are quick to forget how much has changed over the last 20 years.

    Why Local Authorities are a catalyst for Smart Cities to succeed

  • Smart Cities: A blueprint to success

    Smart Cities, Smart Places, Future Cities, Digital Cities – common words you have probably heard or read about and ultimately they lead to the same concept.

    Smart Cities: A blueprint to success

  • When Should You Consider Dark Fibre?

    In this digital age the demands being placed on a businesses ICT infrastructure continues to grow at a rapid rate – which typically means so do the ongoing running costs.

    When Should You Consider Dark Fibre?

  • The Rise of Smart Places

    The revolution in communication technologies has driven the demand for access to services, data and applications from anywhere at any time. Whilst this is a more straight forward proposition to deliver in a private space or smaller public area, providing the same service for larger public spaces can be a complex and costly task if not approached in the right way.

    The Rise of Smart Places