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Smart Cities | Mission Statement & Guidelines

Wed, 2015-08-26 23:45 -- Sandeep Sharma
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Urbanization Challenge: Cities are engines of growth for the economy of every nation, including India. Nearly 31% of India’s current population lives in urban areas and contributes 63% of India’s GDP (Census 2011). With increasing urbanization, urban areas are expected to house 40% of India’s population and contribute 75% of India’s GDP by 2030. This requires comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure. All are important in improving the quality of life and attracting people and investments to the City, setting in motion a virtuous cycle of growth and development. Development of Smart Cities is a step in that direction.

Smart Cities Open Data Guide

Mon, 2015-08-24 11:40 -- SCC Staff
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Ready to start down the open data path but not sure where to begin? The Smart Cities Open Data Guide is a collection of lessons learned and best practices from cities that blazed the open data trail. It offers resources and expert guidance for city leaders and staff to get started on their own open data initiatives.

Smart Cities Readiness Guide

Mon, 2015-08-24 11:20 -- SCC Staff
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The Smart Cities Readiness Guide is the first collaborative and comprehensive framework for a smart city, against which cities can assess their readiness to innovate – identifying a path, taking next steps and measuring their progress. Updated in August 2015, the new version features more than 50 new case studies and new chapter content.

School District Cuts Energy Costs with Cloud Computing

Tue, 2015-08-18 18:38 -- SCC Staff
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When a Massachusetts school district consolidated its summer school operations into one building officials were worried about sky high energy prices. But Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform enabled them to manage their heating and cooling equipment and cut costs. Learn more in this case study.

Preparing for the Unexpected: Ooredoo responds to a Water Crisis in the Maldives

Sun, 2015-08-09 15:54 -- SCC Staff
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In December 2014, a fire broke out at the Maldives Water and Sewerage Co. generator unit located on the island capital Malé, cutting off drinking water to over 150,000 people. Read in this case study how communications giant Ooredoo stepped in to help.

JuiceBox Charging Solution Leverages Data from Connected EV Network for Smart Charging and Grid Optimization

Sun, 2015-08-09 14:43 -- SCC Staff
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How can a residential electric vehicle charger improve grid reliability, reduce emissions and support clean energy? In this paper, Dr. Valery Miftakhov explains how eMotorWerks uses the OSIsoft PI System to enable "true vehicle-to-grid integration" through their JuiceBox Smart[Grid] Charging System.

Navigating the Generational Workforce Shift with Software Defined Operations

Sun, 2015-08-09 14:31 -- SCC Staff
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A common challenge for utilities today -- and other industries as well -- is how to adapt their current operations to address the shifting generational workforce as baby boomers retire. In this commentary, Mike Varney of Bit Stew Systems discusses the advantages of software defined operations.

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