Connectivity

An app store for... smart grid? (It's important for smart cities too.)

Fri, 2017-01-27 00:06 -- SCC Staff
01/26/2017

It's a challenge for both utilities and cities to provide the best services they can while managing complex technologies and keeping costs down. Wouldn't it be great if there was an easier way to access and deliver apps to meters, sensors and other devices to boost their functionality – and value? Now there is. Think of it as an "app store."

Partner Spotlight: News for Panasonic, Huawei, Itron, Siemens, IBM and more

Thu, 2017-01-05 19:57 -- Doug Peeples
01/05/2017

Panasonic's new partnership... Itron's MDM recognized... IBM's hybrid cloud goes to sea... ZTE and Huawei boost 5G-ready mobile equipment production... Siemens wins federal government energy savings contracts... CH2M supports USAID humanitarian efforts. Click the links for details.

Stuck in a rut? Why Boston is asking its people for new ideas

Tue, 2016-12-20 22:46 -- Doug Peeples
12/20/2016

The city of Boston has undertaken a number of IoT-based smart city pilot projects, but hasn't always been impressed with the results of their investments. To ensure it doesn't happen again, the city is asking the public and professionals to weigh in and share their thoughts and expertise.

How one city plans to get smarter (and share how they did it with others)

Tue, 2016-11-22 21:50 -- Doug Peeples
11/22/2016

One of the big challenges on the path to becoming a smart city is figuring out how to do a better job of providing services for citizens when city resources are limited. Read the story to learn how Bellevue, Washington and partners will develop a tool to do just that—and share it with other cities.

Discover how the Internet of Things is driving more cost-efficient cities

Tue, 2016-11-08 21:49 -- SCC Staff
11/08/2016

Leaders struggling to do more with less should not ignore the benefits the Internet of Things brings to internal government operations. Cost efficiencies are chief among them. Click for real-life examples and to download a new IoT white paper from the Council and Microsoft.

Is your city doing enough to protect against cyberattacks? (Survey says probably not)

Thu, 2016-11-03 23:49 -- Doug Peeples
11/03/2016

Cities are buzzing with excitement about what they can accomplish with their smart city projects and the technologies that enable them. But by overlooking or failing to take action on security vulnerabilities, IT professionals warn the benefits from those technologies could be short-lived.

How cities around the world are enhancing urban lifestyles with the Internet of Things

Thu, 2016-11-03 14:27 -- SCC Staff
11/03/2016

Wondering how the Internet of Things can deliver valuable benefits in your neighborhoods and downtowns? Click for a new white paper produced by the Smart Cities Council and Microsoft; it's loaded with examples of IoT in action in cities around the world.

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