Analytics

Microsoft 'smart campus' makeover saving millions in energy costs

Mon, 2013-04-22 16:43 -- Jesse Berst
04/23/2013

Microsoft knew the buildings on its 500-acre campus were incredibly energy-inefficient, but its engineers didn't care for the $60 million-plus estimate for a traditional fix or the disruption it would cause. So with dedication, the help of a few vendors and off-the-shelf Microsoft software, a company engineering team came up with a solution that is now saving millions in energy costs.

Why Calgary's betting on low-power technology to realize its smart city vision

Thu, 2018-12-06 18:53 -- Doug Peeples
12/06/2018

The city of Calgary is taking on a variety of smart city initiatives to build a stronger economy and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. And so far it's the only city in Canada to build its own low-power wide area network to support them.

Is the planning profession ready for the future?

Tue, 2018-07-03 18:14 -- David Batchelor
07/03/2018

If urban planning is to remain effective in guiding the development and growth of the technology-laden smart cities of the future, planners will likely have to become more tech-savvy to make the most of new forms of data and its sources in their decision making. Read our story for key insights from Wellington planner David Batchelor.

KC's smart city lesson: Build on your successes (and your data)

Thu, 2018-06-07 14:32 -- Doug Peeples
06/07/2018

With several smart city successes already under its belt, Kansas City is expanding its efforts to improve basic services, shrink the digital divide and more. And city officials are very much relying on data — and a new public/private partnership — to help them do it.

NYC's free Wi-Fi network is getting a boost (a reliability boost, that is)

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:32 -- Doug Peeples
04/19/2018

When cities provide a popular service, they need to be sure it's dependable, that everything works as it should — or they'll be getting an earful from frustrated citizens. Learn about the smart technologies New York City is using to ensure its network of kiosks offering free public phone calls and Wi-Fi is always on.

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