Data management

Microsoft 'smart campus' makeover saving millions in energy costs

Tue, 2013-04-23 09:43 -- 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

Fri, 2018-12-07 13:53 -- 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.

1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly: a success story

Thu, 2018-11-22 04:15 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/21/2018

The 1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly recently took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th of November. The day’s theme was Accelerating your innovation economy and focused on how smart city solutions can advance innovation and economic development. Honored by the attendance of the most reputable names in the Smart Cities industry, the stakeholder assembly quickly gained attention from all around Europe.

Is Paris Europe’s New AI Hub?

Wed, 2018-11-21 20:16 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/21/2018

While Paris may be poised to be Europe’s new artificial intelligence hub, some of the continent’s largest software companies are looking at cities all across France, investing billions in research and development over the next five years as part of a plan to place France—and Europe—at the forefront of AI innovation.

Is data mining the future of urban funding?

Mon, 2018-11-19 19:00 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/19/2018

With the redevelopment of former harbours like Helsinki’s Smart Kalasatama, and projects like Interactive Cities, where Genova is leading the way with digital developments that impact city governance, both EU cities could benefit from Google Urbanism and its plan to “think about a city from the Internet up.”

Partner Spotlight: News from Deutsche Telekom - The New Era of Parking: Towards Parking 2.0 and Smart Parking

Thu, 2018-11-08 03:12 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/07/2018

When improving citizens’ quality of life, the challenge of providing suitable and sufficient parking ranks consistently at the top of issues to solve for today’s cities. This problem is also constantly expensive for citizens: drivers spend increasing periods trapped in cars, paying for petrol and polluting our environment. The most simple and speediest solution is usually the development of a smart-parking app. Today, a wide range of progressive cities have experimented with such tools.

Namur, the “living lab” of Belgium

Thu, 2018-11-08 01:08 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/07/2018

Now Namur, once labeling itself as a “digital gateway,” is looking to earn another title: smart city. A new project in the historic centre is operating as a “living lab,” where citizens can gather and collaborate on creative projects. Here are a few of the ways Namur is working toward a sustainable revolution in the region, one solution at a time.

Are open data programs really a good fit for cities?

Fri, 2018-10-12 09:40 -- Doug Peeples
10/11/2018

The number of cities establishing open data programs is growing quickly as city governments realize how beneficial they can be for managing their operations, identifying and correcting problems and encouraging citizen engagement. Read our story from Smart Cities Week Washington, D.C. to learn more.

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