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.

New Taipei City Government Constructs G-Cloud Framework

Fri, 2015-04-17 16:33 -- SCC Staff
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New Taipei city government began constructing and integrating the public cloud and service cloud, not only to strengthen city government operations and that of its subordinate agencies, but also to determine public sentiment regarding government services. Get details in this Microsoft case study.

Mecklenburg County Employees are Able to be More Productive On-the-Go

Fri, 2015-04-17 16:20 -- SCC Staff
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As part of the Microsoft CityNext initiative, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, is making its highly mobile workforce more effective with cloud-based software and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, so employees can spend more time onsite doing their jobs and less time driving to the office. Learn more in this video.

Miami Community Sets the Stage for Far-Reaching Revitalization

Fri, 2015-04-17 16:10 -- SCC Staff
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In this video school leaders, teachers, and students in the nation's fourth-largest district share their enthusiasm for the digital convergence project that will deploy over 100,000 Windows 8.1 tablets and 350,000 free copies of Microsoft Office Professional Plus in the Miami-Dade School District.

City of Fès Improves Citizen Transparency and Service Delivery with Cloud Power

Fri, 2015-04-17 15:42 -- SCC Staff
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The city of Fès, Morocco, needed a way to more clearly quantify the needs of its citizens and the associated performance of its agencies. The African Development Bank chose Fès to test the AfDB City Dashboard, developed with Microsoft and designed to help cities monitor their service performance. Learn more in this case study.

City Meets the Future with Accountability and Efficiency by Deploying Powerful ERP System

Fri, 2015-04-17 15:24 -- SCC Staff
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The city of Redmond, Washington implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for public-sector organizations to streamline operations and empower employees with meaningful data. Learn in this case study about the additional benefits the city is realizing.

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