B&V utility survey: infrastructure upgrades yes, data analytics maybe not

Fri, 2015-02-06 06:00 -- Doug Cooley

Black & Veatch just released an extensive survey of utilities and found, among other things, that the majority are focused on upgrading their communications infrastructure in the next five years. There was less excitement, however, about moving forward with data analytics. Get the report rundown, and download link, at the site.

New York City loses pay phones (but gains so much more)

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

New York’s pay phones are vanishing, but nobody will miss them. The replacements that Qualcomm is helping develop will provide everything from free phone calls to gigabit Internet. Learn how the whole project is not only free to taxpayers, but will generate hundreds of millions in city revenue.

Has your city’s disaster response kept up with the times? (Probably not)

Tue, 2015-01-13 19:00 -- Kevin Ebi

People don’t just have three basic needs anymore when it comes to getting their lives back on track after disasters. See what Ooredoo is doing in the Middle East to help disaster victims not only get faster access to food, shelter and clothing -- but critical modern needs as well.

Member spotlight 1.9.15: Wins for GE, Ooredoo and more (plus 3 smart people to watch)

Fri, 2015-01-09 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

GE tapped for landmark project with Saudi Electricity… Ooredoo's bigger, faster network hits a milestone… Black & Veatch joins San Diego port project… Saudi Telecom and Arabsat launch a satellite ground station – and meet three smart people we think you'll want to watch.

More opportunity for foreign companies in China's smart cities plans?

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Observers point to a shift in how China views the participation of foreign companies as it focuses on information security and smart cities development. Read more on that -- plus details on a business development mission to China to promote U.S. cleantech products and services.

Member spotlight 12.5.14: News from Ooredoo, Qualcomm, Cisco, S&C Electric (and more)

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

Ooredoo helps meet Algeria's booming demand for mobile data services… Qualcomm white paper highlights mobile learning best practices… Cisco technology helps transform experience of Cystic Fibrosis sufferers… S&C Electric explains smart grid technologies as the foundation of smart cities. Click for these plus news from UST Global, ABB, Siemens and OSIsoft.

Member spotlight 11.25.14: News from Qualcomm, Ooredoo, Enel, GE, Cisco, (and others)

Tue, 2014-11-25 15:00 -- Liz Enbysk

Qualcomm launches mHealth center in Beijing... Ooredoo wins cloud deal with Al Jazeera network… Enel's sustainability efforts feted… Gartner calls GE's GIS for utilities a leader… Cisco, Toshiba collaborating on smart communities. Click for these plus more from Opower, Enevo, Siemens, CH2M HILL, Space-Time Insight and Black & Veatch.

Member spotlight 11.14.14: Qualcomm, Ooredoo, Black & Veatch, Schneider Electric

Fri, 2014-11-14 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

Qualcomm taking robotics to the next level… Ooredoo launches 'Freedom' packs for customers with disabilities… Black & Veatch CFO tapped for U.S – Africa campaign… Schneider Electric and Awesense target grid losses. Click to the site for details.