WIS 2017: The challenge of smart city applications

The smart city revolution is is showing no signs of slowing down. Applications like outdoor wi-fi kiosks, smart garbage cans and smart parking are popping up in cities nationwide. The challenge for municipalities is trying to figure out how to balance innovation with cost. At WIS 2017, the breakout panel on smart cities provided a lens into what the near-future might look like. Daniel Rebeor, vice president at Dais Holdings, discussed his work developing a state-of-the-art smart home system for the Lake Nona community in South Florida. Lake Nona used the Wellness Home built on Innovation …

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It’s official: we have a new office in NYC

Here at Sitetracker we are so excited share with you that we have just launched our third office. The new location at Grand Central Tech in Midtown New York, will supplement our existing offices in Palo Alto, California and Montclair, New Jersey. “We’ve seen our team increase by over 300% over the last year as we’ve continued to partner with the world’s most innovative companies to build the future faster,” said Giuseppe Incitti, Sitetracker CEO. “We’re extremely excited to open a new office in the heart of Midtown Manhattan so that we …

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Sitetracker wins four prestigious awards in one week!

Months after Series A investment from NEA, we’ve been recognized by Comparably today as one of the Top Fifty Places to Work in America. And we are just stoked. This enviable award comes off the back of similar successes this week where we won three other awards. The total list includes: Best Company for Diversity Best Company for Women Best CEO Best Place To Work San Francisco Read on to see a snippet of our press release that just went out over the wire… With market-leading customers such as Verizon, …

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Using outdated tech to run your projects?

Remember when Excel spreadsheets were like, all the rage? When crafting flawless pivot tables was considered an art form? Neither do we. The fact is if you’re using spreadsheets, you’re using a technology older than the Motorola Brick. Deployment project managers are currently living in excel hell, and it’s not getting any better. Densification and the rise of small cells compounds the pain. The volume of projects is going through the roof and increased competition has tightened margins. Add in the fact that PM’s often don’t have the luxury of a project plan …

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Everybody’s talking about small cells

Global mobile data usage is exploding, surprise surprise. By 2020, an estimated 5.5 billion people will have mobile phones. What that means is carriers need a way to provide coverage and capacity. Buying spectrum is one way, but that is an expensive, finite resource. The alternative? It’s the hottest topic in telco right now (if anything can be described that way): small cell deployments. Sprint just announced their intention to add small cells to their network, something Verizon has already done on a much larger scale. However, because small cells have narrow ranges and must be …

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Collaboration and accountability: can you say that and mean it?

Collaboration and accountability may seem like overused buzzwords, but they actually mean a lot for project managers. We rap about what the terms mean, why PM’s aren’t getting them, and how to fix that. Away we go!  Let’s about the business of collaboration. It’s everyone’s favorite buzzword and ranks right up there with synergies, businessy businessmen, and influencer. Collaboration is defined as “the action of working with someone to produce or create something.” But we know that it’s just as likely to be working with something rather than someone.  So while it’s that you …

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