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Global Connectivity Index 2015: Benchmarking Digital Economy Transformation

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The economy of all countries is transforming into a digital economy whether they like it or not. The rapid proliferation of cloud computing, Big Data and analytics, and mobility combined with many significant technology changes have created an ICT environment that has enabled the Internet of Things (IoT) to rise and become one of the key disruptive forces in our economic lifetimes.

A New Generation of Telco OS is Needed

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The next generation of operations/business support system (OSS/BSS) will not be an OSS/BSS at all, but rather a platform where telcos can develop customer-targeted products and solutions, and carry out their internal operations -- a tool where open telco capabilities can be leveraged to improve the entire ecosystem.

Worldwide Smart City Business Analytics Software 2015 Vendor Assessment

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Business intelligence (BI) and analytics are central to smart city initiatives. These solutions are what makes cities smart, and cities need to have an independent assessment of which vendors can provide the best solution for their needs. This report assesses vendors in the analytics software space and features Council Lead Partner SAS Institute as one among a small group of leaders in the field.

How a Hybrid Switchgear-Communication Solution Satisfies Shopping Center’s No-Antenna Demands

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This case study from S&C Electric describes how the company met the need from one of the largest shopping centers in Mexico to not use antennas as part of its communications system with the local utility which was to provide power for the facility. Read the study to learn how S&C solved the problem with a hybrid communications solution.

Addressing Water Scarcity Through Recycling and Reuse: A Menu for Policymakers

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This policy review, a white paper from Council Lead Partner GE, provides a valuable starting point for governments to evaluate the appropriate mix of policies that will best fit their needs as they work to expand their water recycling and reuse programs. It offers policy options as well as examples from throughout the world.

Top 14 Best Practices for Building Video Surveillance Networks

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The shift from analog to Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras has changed the way that video surveillance systems are built. Instead of running lengths of coax cable from multiplexers out to cameras, an IP-based surveillance system involves plugging the cameras into an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). Get the 14 best practice guidelines for installation in this white paper.

German Volunteer Fire Departments Streamline Operations with Municipal Government Solution

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The municipal governments of three villages in the German state of Baden-Württemberg -- Beuren, Bühlertal, and Steinenbronn -- needed to better support their volunteer firefighters and communities with more efficient administration. To address these challenges, the three governments turned to Microsoft CityNext partner CODE3.

Keeping Communities Safer with Video Evidence in the Cloud

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Video evidence solution provider IRSA wanted to help police departments scale to store more video data in a cost-effective way. To do that, IRSA developed Veretos Cloud, an evidence management solution based on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Now, police departments can support petabytes of video data, get instant access to digital evidence, and significantly cut infrastructure costs.

Smart Cities: Strategic Focus on Real-time Infrastructure Control Systems

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Complex legacy city infrastructures present an obstacle for cities struggling to provide better service to their citizens. And often governments focus on IT while operational technology is overlooked. This Schneider Electric white paper examines the importance of a strategic approach to real-time platforms and flexible operational teams.

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