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Welcome to the Smarter Planet Blog: Building a Smarter Planet



A Smarter Planet Blog is a platform for the discussion of topics and points of view related to IBM’s Smarter Planet initiatives. Through the blog, we seek to engage a global audience in thoughtful dialogue around the idea of leveraging smarter technologies to improve the world in which we live.


Mike Zimmerman is Managing Editor of A Smarter Planet blog. You can reach him at


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