Computing resources

Computing resources include 1) the computer "brains" themselves, 2) storage of data and 3) special capabilities needed for smart cities. A graphical information system (GIS) is the most essential special capability, since it allows the smart city to know where everything is located.

Challenges in Tohoku Reconstruction

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When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged communities in Japan's Tohoku region in 2011, the area required a massive amount of reconstruction. And that involved moving residential areas to higher ground. Read the case study for details on how virtual reality technology helped guide relocation and reconstruction.

Microsoft's IT Academy: Real-World Technology Skills for Students

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A British Columbia school district already known for its skilled trade education programs turned to the Microsoft IT Academy when officials decided to add leading-edge technology education to its selection of high school courses. The IT program offers training and certification in a variety of Microsoft skills and technologies, training considered essential for many trades and professions. Read the case study to learn more.

University Migrates to the Cloud to Go Green

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When Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon made a long-term commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and becoming a green organization it first moved its students to the cloud. Earlier this year, many school employees migrated to Microsoft Office personal productivity applications as well. Read the case study to learn about the benefits of the transition.

How a Chinese School Uses Current Multimedia Tools to Better Engage Students

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When teachers at a secondary school in Beijing, China grew frustrated with their complicated and haphazard array of incompatible multimedia equipment, the school turned to a more centralized and streamlined solution that provided better, less complex multimedia technology at a lower cost that gave students and teachers better access to course materials.

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