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Helsinki Bus Firm Cuts Fuel Use, Offers Improved Transport

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:00 -- SCC Staff
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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 Trust Unifies Communications, Speeds Up Clinical Decision Making

Sun, 2015-03-22 10:58 -- SCC Staff
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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 and Duke Energy Demonstrate Lower Cost Smart Charging Technology for Electric Vehicles

Sat, 2015-02-28 12:00 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Lead and Drinking Water: Protecting Vulnerable Citizens

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:31 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Smart Sensors Provide Cost-Saving Solutions in Finland

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:18 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Prioritizing the Implementation of Audible Pedestrian Crosswalks

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:15 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Year 3 Children’s Video Games Project Improves Literacy and Engagement

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:25 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Municipality Uses Online PC Management Tools to Enable Modern, Mobile Workplace

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:37 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Stockholm Expects to Reduce IT Management Needs with IP Address Solution

Wed, 2013-11-06 14:02 -- Liz Enbysk
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The Stockholm County Council needed to manage 50,000 PCs, tablets, phones and other devices, used mostly to support an extensive healthcare delivery system. It deployed a device management solution from Council Lead Partner Microsoft to gain the security and near-total availability that it needs. Read how the solution reduces time spent managing the devices, and how the Council has increased flexibility in allowing different users to adopt new devices and solutions.

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