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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.

SADA Systems and Skid Row Housing

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Watch this brief video to learn how Skid Row Housing in Los Angeles is leveraging technology to more efficiently fulfill its mission of providing supportive housing to help people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction lead safe, stable lives in wellness.

Meet the Makers: Ken Krieger and the Ebola-proof tablet

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Don't miss this video where you'll meet Ken Krieger and the makers behind Project Buendia. They created an Ebola-proof tablet and server with Intel Edison technology to help fight the Ebola outbreak -- and they did in two months when it would normally take two years -- because they were racing against time.

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.

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