Health and human services

Most intelligent community? Find out why Columbus, Ohio is this year's choice

Fri, 2015-06-19 06:00 -- SCC Staff

In ranking Columbus, Ohio, the No. 1 most intelligent community this year, the Intelligent Community Forum noted a rebirth of hope and a revolutionary approach to new ideas in the Midwest city. Click for details (and to see who Mayor Michael B. Coleman thanked for helping make it happen).

With Verizon's help, a robot goes to school for kids who can’t

Fri, 2015-06-19 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

The technology behind it is complex, but for its users the VGo robot powered by Verizon's network is a way to attend school and stay connected with the world. Children who can’t regularly attend school due to serious health problems are using VGo to interact with teachers and fellow students -- almost as if they were sitting in the classroom with them.

How Verizon is helping communities recover from disasters

Wed, 2015-06-10 06:00 -- SCC Staff

The ability to communicate ranks right up there with food and shelter after a disaster. Verizon has invested in a wide range of emergency services that have helped connect communities after hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. It not only helps victims, but also those coming to their aid.

Johannesburg readies for a smarter future with digital interns

Wed, 2015-05-27 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Johannesburg, South Africa has ambitious smart city plans – and that includes ensuring it has trained tech professionals on tap to staff it. Click to learn about the city’s digital intern program and how it's partnering with Cisco and Microsoft to ensure it has the workforce it needs.

New report predicts murky future for global water quality

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:23 -- India SeniorEditor

Worrisome as the drought that's parched regions around the world is, a new global study from Veolia and the International Food Policy Research Institute finds rapidly deteriorating water quality will affect far more people and put the planet at large at risk. Learn about sustainable solutions available to cities.

Rural Zambian schools powered by S&C Electric solar plus energy storage solution

Fri, 2015-05-22 06:00 -- SCC Staff

With electricity scarce in sub-Saharan Africa, it takes innovative solutions for schools to offer classes students elsewhere take for granted. Learn how S&C Electric developed a combined solar and energy storage power supply that allows two Zambian schools to offer computer science courses.

Upside of a really bad day at the office: tribe embraces technology

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

What began as a disaster for a new IT director quickly became a transformative moment as officials of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi learned something important -- they need to embrace new technology rather than mistrust it. Learn how Microsoft helped along the way.