In the last post I described how the ICT industry is approaching sustainability and can help modernize our infrastructures. IBM announced recently $2B of new financing options available to its clients to accelerate smart infrastructure initiatives. The IBM Global Financing investment is slated for technology solutions in key economic stimulus areas, including Smart Grid, Health Information Technology and Broadband Access. Are these disparate programs put under a common marketing umbrella, like Cisco’s “human network” ad campaign, or representative of a more fundamental transformation? In short, what is a “smart infrastructure”?