Plus, new transit fare systems sweep the nation, New Orleans data leader heads to Socrata, and more.
Transit Startup Optibus Secures $12M Series A Round At only three years old, the company already has customers in more than 200 cities. It uses machine learning algorithms to identify efficiencies transit agencies and operators can create within their systems, potentially saving millions per year. But now, with an infusion of capital, Optibus wants to do more.
Local Government Really, Really Wants Better Cybersecurity That might be obvious enough given that city chief information officers listed it as their No. 1 priority in the Center for Digital Government's 2017 Digital Cities survey. One might also look at past years' surveys, where they said the same thing. Or perhaps the Digital Counties survey, where those CIOs also listed cybersecurity as their biggest priority. It's a thing.
GovTech company on our radar this week:
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A Look at the Emerging Players in Edge Computing (Data Center Frontier)
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