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DISCUSSION

Data Management Backgrounder: What it is -- and Why it Matters

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You’ve done enough research to know that data management is an important first step in dealing with big data or starting any analytics project. But you’re not too proud to admit that you’re still confused about the differences between master data management and data federation. Read the backgrounder from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute for a quick lesson in data management strategies.

North Carolina Suburb Empowers Water Customers With Hourly Usage Updates

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Citizens in Cary, North Carolina can manage their water use and identify possible problems with a wireless meter reading system that provides them with hourly water readings. The system, powered by analytics from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute, also is saving the city millions of dollars in operations and personnel costs.

Orange County Turns to Big Data in Effort to Remake Child Support Services

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Orange County's Department of Child Support Services was looking for a way to take the guesswork out of child support payments. The solution the department hit on was Big Data. Read the discussion to learn how software from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute gave the department the ability to make more accurate predictions and decisions for each family.

Smart Water Technology - Creating the Cities of Tomorrow

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Smart water technology is revolutionizing the water utility industry, enabling the leap from paper orders and mechanical meters to workforce automation and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. And mobile workforce management is a big part of it. Read the ebook from Council Associate Partner Clevest to find out more.

ZTE's Integrated Battery-DG Hybrid Energy Storage Solution

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For cities and companies involved in new construction or site transformations, areas with unstable or poor quality power can cause problems and diesel and other similar generators can add another one: expense. Read discussion from Council Lead Partner ZTE that explains the advantages of its integrated hybrid battery energy storage solution.

ZTE's Renewable Energy Solutions for Communications Systems

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Demand for clean, energy-efficient renewable energy is growing in several fields, including supplying power for communications systems. When traditional hybrid renewable power solutions can't always meet customers' needs, integrated hybrid power solutions may be able to, according to Council Lead Partner ZTE.

Why Data Analytics Must be Part of Your Next Infrastructure Project

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When city leaders commit to creating a smart city, they need to determine how to orchestrate the convergence of diverse systems. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn why data analytics is critical for your smart city development.

Cities Introduce Smart Programs in Divergent Manners

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Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become "smart." It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach -- either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.

Starting a Community Evolution

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A successful smart community evolution requires insightful selection of ideal smart projects and careful integration of complex systems to avoid a disconnected set of technology solutions. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn what steps cities and communities should take to ensure their projects build in resilience.

Cisco and ITU Discuss Joint IoT for Global Development Report

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In the developing world, Internet of Things (IoT) devices are improving sanitation for local communities and increasing efficiency and up time by monitoring critical water, sanitation and health equipment. In this video discussion, Robert Pepper of Cisco and and Houlin Zhao of the International Telecommunications Union discuss a new report that outlines how IoT can act as a catalyst to rapidly accelerate the rate of global development and improve millions of lives.

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