Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become "smart." It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach -- either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.
A successful smart community evolution requires insightful selection of ideal smart projects and careful integration of complex systems to avoid a disconnected set of technology solutions. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn what steps cities and communities should take to ensure their projects build in resilience.
When city leaders commit to creating a smart city, they need to determine how to orchestrate the convergence of diverse systems. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn why data analytics is critical for your smart city development.
Wireless Reach and Vodafone Spain Foundation collaborated on an "Augmented Reality for e-labora" project which provided customizable mobile applications for workers with intellectual disabilities. Read in this Qualcomm case study how tools and training helped them be more successful.
Bukchon Traditional Village is a popular Seoul, Korea tourist attraction. It also has a central community that is largely residential. As the number of tourists grew, complaints from residents did too – about overflowing trash. Read a case study to learn how sensor-equipped trash receptacles helped clean up the community and cut trash collection costs by 43%.
Successful energy efficiency programs can contribute to a region's economic growth as well as its environmental sustainability. Read the fact sheet to learn more about the economic and energy use impact of energy efficiency programs in New York state.
Small businesses are a huge part of any local economy, constituting 90% of all commercial customers. The small business utility programs and Lime Energy are helping this important, yet difficult to reach, segment develop successful programs and solutions that make the most of the cheapest, cleanest and fastest energy resource that we have -- energy efficiency.
The economy of all countries is transforming into a digital economy whether they like it or not. The rapid proliferation of cloud computing, Big Data and analytics, and mobility combined with many significant technology changes have created an ICT environment that has enabled the Internet of Things (IoT) to rise and become one of the key disruptive forces in our economic lifetimes.
The next generation of operations/business support system (OSS/BSS) will not be an OSS/BSS at all, but rather a platform where telcos can develop customer-targeted products and solutions, and carry out their internal operations -- a tool where open telco capabilities can be leveraged to improve the entire ecosystem.
Business intelligence (BI) and analytics are central to smart city initiatives. These solutions are what makes cities smart, and cities need to have an independent assessment of which vendors can provide the best solution for their needs. This report assesses vendors in the analytics software space and features Council Lead Partner SAS Institute as one among a small group of leaders in the field.