The secret to smart cities success: start with a roadmap

Tue, 2013-04-30 14:30 -- Jesse Berst

Isolated smart infrastructure projects that aren't connected and don't work together are not going to create a smart city. Without a clear plan for how they're all going to fit and work together, those projects will be nothing more than isolated smart parts of an otherwise still dumb city, according to author Tristan Wilkinson.

Microsoft 'smart campus' makeover saving millions in energy costs

Mon, 2013-04-22 16:43 -- Jesse Berst

Microsoft knew the buildings on its 500-acre campus were incredibly energy-inefficient, but its engineers didn't care for the $60 million-plus estimate for a traditional fix or the disruption it would cause. So with dedication, the help of a few vendors and off-the-shelf Microsoft software, a company engineering team came up with a solution that is now saving millions in energy costs.