Schneider Electric and Microsoft collaborate… Panasonic's new China battery factory… Itron's natural gas upgrade project… Oracle expands cloud service partnerships… Daimler enters U.S. home energy storage market.
More sustainable and effective crop production can reduce hunger and poverty and make communities stronger. Read about some fascinating new tech-based efforts to optimize agriculture, from India to Western Australia.
Teaming with developers and tech giants, a humanitarian assistance organization in Israel recently hosted its first Social Impact Hackathon to encourage solutions that assist vulnerable populations. Learn how the winning ideas could help the elderly and disabled.
Because a smart city's success depend so heavily on complex systems and technologies, one question often asked is: where do we find the skilled tech professionals capable of operating and administering them? Fortunately, more and more universities and other institutions are stepping up to fill the talent gap.
Cities are buzzing with excitement about what they can accomplish with their smart city projects and the technologies that enable them. But by overlooking or failing to take action on security vulnerabilities, IT professionals warn the benefits from those technologies could be short-lived.
Public health agencies trying to help people with behavioral health disorders face tough challenges -- reducing stigmatization, reducing hospital readmissions and knowing where services are needed most. Read how San Bernardino County uses data analytics to gain insights and get more people the help they need.
Energy efficiency is a key tool in reach climate and sustainability benchmarks. But after setting your goals, then what? Here are four proven ideas to help energy consumption in your city. You can even put some to work right away before the summer heatwaves hit.
IBM, Cisco and Microsoft named top smart city vendors... an award for Black & Veatch microgrid network... K2 Geospatial's Canadian rail project... Ooredoo's service expansion... Veolia wins first waste management contract in Oman...
GE's new energy company Current will take a lead role in a smart city intelligent lighting project in Tianjin, a major port city in northeast China. It is a key demonstration project in China's ambitious smart city plans -- and it will be about far more than lighting alone. Click to the site to learn more.
Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch will contribute its engineering and construction expertise to Envision America, a nationwide program devoted to helping cities speed up and successfully deploy their smart cities programs. Read the story to learn more about the company's role in the initiative.