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.

THRIVE Indonesia: An Integrated, Mobile Health Information System Enhances Maternal And Neonatal Health Outcomes

Tue, 2017-05-16 12:41 -- Compassionate C...

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform, a program in Lombok, Indonesia is helping frontline health workers switch from paper-based health registers to a digital system. One hope is that the effort will reduce maternal and child morbidity.

Students Build App to Ensure Classmates Don't Go to Bed Hungry

Tue, 2017-05-02 08:55 -- Compassionate C...

Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn realized that over 78% of students at their school receive free lunch, but often have no way of getting dinner. Using STEAM, the students created an app in hopes of supplying students with meals after-school for free -- and they won a top award for it.

Building the Future, from Mother to Mother

Mon, 2017-04-17 09:45 -- Compassionate C...

In the Limpopo Province of South Africa, Enel Green Power, together with the NGO Mothers2Mothers, has involved 13,785 HIV-positive women in a training and prevention programme. The aim is to reduce the transmission of the virus to children and to provide women with the tools they need to lead a healthy and productive life.

Mothers of the Atlas

Mon, 2017-04-10 10:35 -- Compassionate C...

To prevent infant mortality through proper care and nutrition in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, Qualcomm Wireless Reach developed remote ultrasound devices that doctors use during house calls in rural villages. As this video explains, they upload the sonograms to mobile phones and transmit them to specialists for second opinions.

In the Watkins Glen SD, students are crossing the digital divide on a school bus

Tue, 2017-03-28 10:30 -- Compassionate C...

To ensure students aren't disadvantaged because of where they live or the activities they participate in, the Watkins Glen School District in New York worked with Cisco to deploy Wi-Fi enabled Connected Buses. Read the case study to learn how it's working out.