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

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 tutorial on the different elements of data management, such as data quality and data integration, and why all of them are an important part of an overall strategy for your big data and analytics projects.

 

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06/24/2015
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North Carolina Suburb Empowers Water Customers With Hourly Usage Updates

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 town millions of dollars in operations and personnel costs over the life of the project. The Aquastar system remotely collects readings from water customer meters, and customers can see the results by accessing the community's web portal.

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12/20/2014
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Orange County Turns to Big Data in Effort to Remake Child Support Services

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 SAS Institute gave the department the ability to make more accurate predictions and decisions regarding those payments for the families involved. In addition to providing caseworkers with far more useful information than they had before, the department's project makes it possible for new caseworkers to do their jobs better.

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09/03/2015
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Smart Water Technology - Creating the Cities of Tomorrow

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 workforces are changing too. Water and wastewater utilities across the globe are implementing smart water technology as part of their strategy to create cities of tomorrow. These green cities view resources as the heart of a smart city – and this includes their mobile workforce. This ebook from Council Associate Partner Clevest offers insights on mobile workforce management and automation technology for tomorrow's cities.

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03/22/2016
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ZTE's Integrated Battery-DG Hybrid Energy Storage Solution

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. The company's battery energy storage portfolio offers a variety of solutions, including wind and solar upgrades.

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03/16/2016
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ZTE's Renewable Energy Solutions for Communications Systems

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. Read the discussion to learn about the core control system-based integrated solution, its features and capabilities.

 

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03/18/2016
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Cities Introduce Smart Programs in Divergent Manners

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. Since each city is unique, their smart city strategies are likely to be too. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn more about smart city approaches and what city leaders should consider for theirs.

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03/04/2016
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Starting a Community Evolution

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. Black & Veatch focuses on the foundation of all smart functions—the convergence of physical infrastructure, communications and analytics—to infuse intelligence into communities. Because a smart community project integrates several components, the complexity of this integration requires careful planning and deployment to ensure the numerous moving parts function as a whole. Read the discussion from Black & Veatch to learn what that entails.

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03/04/2016
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Why Data Analytics Must be Part of Your Next Infrastructure Project

When city leaders commit to creating a smart city, they need to determine how to orchestrate the convergence of diverse systems, from transportation to water and the electric grid and more, into a smart integrated infrastructure. Read the discussion to understand two key types of data analytics: operational intelligence and adaptive planning and why they are essential tools for smart city development.

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03/04/2016
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Cisco and ITU Discuss Joint IoT for Global Development Report

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, VP Global Technology Policy with Council Lead Partner Cisco, and Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union, a Council Advisor, 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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01/20/2016
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