Readiness Guide Information Center

Welcome to the Information Center, an ever-expanding library of resources to help you along the smart city path. Whether you are looking for inspiration and best practices from pioneering smart city initiatives around the world -- or practical, hands-on tools and expert advice to advance your city's smart city objectives -- you'll find all of that and much more here. Be sure to check back often as we are continually updating the Information Center with helpful new materials.

Is your campus lighting network as smart as it could be?

Wed, 2017-08-16 16:01 -- SCC Staff

Smart outdoor campus lighting networks provide the right amount of lighting for different types of locations and events. They also deliver enhanced safety, greater energy efficiency and lower operating and maintenance costs. Click to learn more about the benefits and advantages of intelligent campus lighting.

Schneider Electric - Supporting Sustainable Farming with Azure IoT

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Farmer Craig Blackburn of Blackhills Farm in New Zealand, relies on Schneider Electric's SCADAfarm to manage water use. Learn how the system, built on Azure IoT enables Blackburn to adjust his irrigation machines to the land's water needs while integrating with weather predictions and making adjustments on the fly to net up to 50% savings.

Giving Voice to the Poor in South Sudan

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:45 -- Compassionate C...

A new initiative is adding a human touch to measuring poverty by collecting short video testimonials from people as part of the High Frequency Survey in South Sudan. Learn in this video how it aims to provide quantitative data on poverty levels in the country while at the same time providing an opportunity for the poor to voice their struggles.

Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:40 -- Compassionate C...

The proliferation of mobile phones opens up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. Watch in this video how the World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries.