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Porto Alegre gets smarter, improving citizens’ lives with help from IBM
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By Carol Marting, Client References Manager, IBM System z software
More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and the urban population is projected to grow by more than one billion people over the next 15 years.1 As more people flood into cities for the economic opportunities they offer, how can governments work smarter to keep their growing populations happy and productive?
For forward-thinking leaders at Porto Alegre, the capital city of Brazil’s southernmost state, the first priority was to keep its busy population moving. More private cars on the city’s roads means additional wear on infrastructure, which in turn means more maintenance – and delays for citizens.
Thanks to IBM® Maximo® Asset Management software on its IBM System z® servers, Porto Alegre has replaced its reactive maintenance processes with a predictive and highly automated approach. Huge volumes of paperwork have been eliminated, and the city can now better plan and co-ordinate road works to minimize the impact on citizens. Integrated mapping and geospatial location capabilities, accessed in the field through tablets or smartphones, keep engineers productive and informed at all times.
To find out more about how Porto Alegre is taking a smarter route to road asset management, check out the full case study at http://www.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/STRD-9DWLZ5 or watch the video:
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Carol Marting is the Client Reference Manager for System z software. She is focused on ensuring that our clients and our sellers have access to a rich set of client reference assets that demonstrate the value of IBM software running on the modern mainframe. With more than 15 years with IBM, Carol has experience in many cross-divisional roles which suit her desire to work with a broad array of people across the brands and the globe. She is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama and is always counting the days until the next football game.