‘Smart Technologies are as smart as the people that are going to use them’

Fri, 2015-09-18 05:09 -- SCC India Staff

KT Rama Rao, Panchayat Raj & IT minister, Telangana addresses the participants at the National Conclave on Smart Cities hosted by the Smart Cities Council India and the government of Telangana. Click to know his thoughts on the Smart City concept, the required change in adaptability and the likely challenges his government may face in application of the concept.

Partner spotlight: Qualcomm, GE, Cubic, Bechtel, Silver Spring, Saudi Telecom, CH2M

Fri, 2015-09-04 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

Read about the new government initiative to advance next-gen hybrid electronics that Qualcomm and GE are involved in…see how Cubic Transportation Systems will continue its work to keep London moving… get details on Bechtel's effort in Abu Dhabi to train engineers on infrastructure projects… plus more from Silver Spring Networks, Saudi Telecom and CH2M.

Digital India can be a huge fillip for healthcare and education

Mon, 2015-08-31 03:36 -- Pratap Padode

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, which aims to offer a one-stop shop for government services, would use the mobile phone as the backbone of its delivery mechanism. Five hundred million people will come together on the Internet. This has never happened before anywhere in the world.

Partner spotlight: Ooredoo, Bit Stew, Siemens, OSIsoft

Wed, 2015-08-26 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Read how Ooredoo's ISP license will support growth of the Maldivian economy… why Forbes named Bit Stew Systems one of the Top 100 analytics startups globally… about Siemens' work on a low-carbon microgrid for a Native American reservation in California… and how governments will benefit from proactive cyber defense capabilities through OSIsoft's new partnership.

Partner spotlight: GE, Intel, Veolia, ABB

Fri, 2015-08-21 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Read why GE's battery energy storage project in California's Imperial Valley is being called a game-changer… Find out how an Intel exec thinks 5G will transform our lives… See why West Virginia's governor is praising an advanced wastewater treatment plant Veolia will design and build… Learn about ABB's substation work supporting economic growth in Saudi Arabia.

Beyond brick and mortar: Is your city prepped for the future of education?

Wed, 2015-08-05 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

Call it long-distance learning, mobile learning or ICT-enabled education, the practice of teaching students who live far from their instructors has come into its own. Find out how distance-learning technologies benefit schools and students (and help make cities smarter).