Transport for London (TfL) first introduced contactless payments on London buses in 2012 and two years later extended them to cover all modes of travel on the world’s largest contactless pay-as-you-go network – covering bus, rail, Tube and tram. This video from Cubic Transportation Systems highlights the tremendous results TfL has seen.
Examples and case studies
When Kanaiwa Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan, decided to introduce a comprehensive electronic health records system, it needed a smooth transition from its old paper record-keeping as well as a "non-stop" network to support the new system. In this Allied Telesis case study, you'll read about the technology that is fulfilling the hospital's objectives.
Listen to John Ravitz from the American Red Cross talk about how MasterCard's prepaid cards helped people who were driven from their homes by a major fire.
At the May 2013 World Economic Forum on Africa, the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission and MasterCard announced the planned issuance of 13 million National Identity Smart Cards as a pilot program. This case study describes what is considered the broadest financial inclusion initiative of its kind on the African continent.
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.
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.
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.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals, one of the largest providers of emergency care services in Europe, wanted to gain better access to data so that it could identify trends and improve services. Read in this case study how healthcare solutions provider Ascribe leveraged big data, business intelligence and Microsoft technology to make it happen.
When Bethpage Water District began its quest to improve its water metering system, its primary motives were to improve efficiency and customer service with more advanced technology and to gain more visibility into its operations. This case study explains the results its achieved with Badger Meter.
Proactive water leaks detection is one of the main goals in reducing non-revenue water in urban water distribution networks. Read in this case study how the water utilities of two cities in Israel are proactively monitoring their city water networks using technology from Aquarius Spectrum.