Examples and case studies

IBM Helps Rio Become a Smarter City

Tue, 2013-07-16 06:14 -- Liz Enbysk
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Rio de Janeiro's unified operations center gives operators full situational awareness of what's going on across numerous city responsibility areas. As you'll see in this video, it uses 300 screens to monitor transportation, water, weather and energy 24 hours per day. And it shares updates and alerts with the city's population via Twitter and other means.

Residents Trim Energy Use by 20 Percent When Given Real-Time Consumption Data

Tue, 2013-07-16 06:14 -- Liz Enbysk
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IssyGrid is France’s first smart-grid ecodistrict, a demonstration project aimed at optimizing energy usage in the French town of Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. As this case study explains, empowering building owners and homeowners with real-time data on their energy use has reduced consumption—and energy bills—by 10 to 20 percent.

East Bay Regional Park District Plans for Continuity Safely in the Cloud

Tue, 2013-07-16 06:14 -- Liz Enbysk
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The East Bay Regional Park District east of San Francisco spans more than 112,000 acres in 65 parks. The park's IT team wanted cost-effective off-site data storage for park district applications including payroll, email, mapping and public safety systems. This case study details benefits they are receiving from AT&T's cloud-based data storage system.

Coordinated Emergency Response Raises Public Safety to a New Level

Mon, 2013-07-08 14:57 -- Liz Enbysk
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In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack, the Madrid City Council took action to better protect the public by commissioning an advanced emergency command center for the city. The ambitious effort required the ability to capture and integrate information to give managers the understanding and insight required to quickly make the right decisions. This case study describes what Madrid did to accomplish its mission.

City of 82,000 Deploys Big-City Crime-Fighting Tools on Existing Budget

Mon, 2013-07-08 14:38 -- Liz Enbysk
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To begin responding to high-priority calls before an officer is dispatched, the Ogden Police Department (Ogden P.D.) needed improved access to the data in its many systems. City officials facing similar challenges will be interested in the "quick start" solution that Ogden chose. It gives officers enroute to a call important information, thereby increasing officer safety and effectiveness and reducing call handle times.

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