Helsinki, Finland has a bus system fully owned by the city, but it competes with privately owned bus operators. which means it needs to find ways to lower costs and operate more efficiently to win business. Read in this case study how it worked with Microsoft to develop a system to analyze bus sensor data.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust wanted to improve workflow and communications throughout its services to help doctors and nurses connect more efficiently and deliver higher levels of care. Read in this case study how deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010 accomplished that.
Siemens teamed with Duke Energy to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost and expand electric vehicle charging technologies. The demonstration proved new residential smart electric vehicle charging technologies can lower charging costs, assure grid reliability and provide greater customer awareness.
Building smarter, more sustainable cities requires the support of public, private and civic stakeholders. Envision Charlotte is charting a new course. Read how in this case study from Council Lead Partner Itron.
After a study in London, Ontario determined that running a water tap in a home did not always flush out unacceptable levels of lead in drinking water, the Community Geomatics Centre utilized data from local agencies to address the issue. Learn more in this case study.
The waste management authority in the town of Porvoo, Finland found itself challenged by the increasing amount of waste that the town's many guests were generating during the summer season. Read in this Enevo case study how a sensor system helped clean up Porvoo and saved money.
The Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie’s population is aging rapidly, as is the population of visually impaired individuals. This case study explains how the Community Geomatics Centre helped prioritize intersections in the city for audible pedestrian crosswalk infrastructure implementation.
Dallas Primary School in Melbourne, Australia decided to explore how Web 2.0 teaching and learning tools might help improve literacy skills. In one project, teachers devised an alternative learning program using Microsoft Research’s Kodu –a video game production tool – to engage students facing particular reading and writing challenges. Learn about results.
Ashburton District Council wanted a modern, mobile computing platform for employees who provide frontline services. Before it deployed smartphones to mobile workers, the council subscribed to the Windows Intune PC and device management solution to manage these devices and corporate data. Learn more from this case study.
Although Japan was a laggard in making the move to the smart grid, don't think the same will be true for smart cities. And as Eric Woods of Navigant Research points out, other countries can learn from Japan’s emphasis on collaboration between the private sector, central government and local governments in developing smart cities.