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.

Navigating the Generational Workforce Shift with Software Defined Operations

Sun, 2015-08-09 14:31 -- SCC Staff

A common challenge for utilities today -- and other industries as well -- is how to adapt their current operations to address the shifting generational workforce as baby boomers retire. In this commentary, Mike Varney of Bit Stew Systems discusses the advantages of software defined operations.

City of Calgary: Using Data to Predict and Mitigate Floods

Sun, 2015-08-09 14:17 -- SCC Staff

Spring rains and snowmelt pour into the rivers and reservoirs that feed the Calgary’s water supply. As a result, downtown businesses and residents are faced with unpredictable floods. Read in this case study why the city turned to OSIsoft's PI System for a data-driven approach to predicting and managing flooding.

Using Software Defined Operations to Achieve Operational Maturity

Sun, 2015-08-09 13:45 -- SCC Staff

Bit Stew Systems Chief Technology Officer Kai Hui explains how software can help organizations analyze massive amounts of data into a single source of truth, while also automating key functions that formerly required human intervention to triage an issue -- allowing employees to spend more time on tasks that can't be solved by technology.