Work prospects for many young people still keep them in poverty, and if you are a young woman your chances of finding a quality job are even less likely. Authors of the International Labour Organization's World Employment and Social Outlook "Trends for Youth" report explain their findings in a short video.
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The Society for Technology & Action for Rural Advancement (TARA) has implemented 30 KW decentralized solar-based micro grid models in 20 remote villages of Bihar and UP in India. This video explains how Schneider Electric solar hybrid inverters Conext XW+ provide a robust, scalable and reliable solution for off-grid villages.
Pune being selected in smart cities mission competition, would like to undertake smart city initiatives to make Pune a better place by increasing safety, livability of the people in the city and to effectively provide the delivery of few urban services.
To combat water shortages caused by long-term drought, water conservation goals and water use restrictions have been common in many California cities. By using a smart water network, the local water utility in Fountain Valley was able to get citizens interested in conservation—and exceed the city's 20% water use reduction goal.
When rural North Carolina utility Wake Electric deployed the Sensus FlexNet communication network in 2012, it was able to improve billing accuracy and system management. While some utilities will use a network for one application, Wake Electric took it a step further to use its network to extend asset life and system design, enhance outage management and make other improvements.
For parents of newborns with a rare heart disease, monitoring for subtle health changes is critical. Watch in this video how Microsoft technology brings to life the vision of Dr. Girish Shirali, creating a system where nurses and doctors can be brought into the home, virtually, even from hundreds of miles away.
Not so long ago, landscape irrigation in homes and commercial properties was controlled by manual valves—with little regard for how much water was needed. HydroPoint Data Systems solution? An IoT machine-to-machine system to assess climate and water needs. Coupled with wireless connectivity from AT&T, Hydropoint's solution has saved clients billions of gallons of water and millions in related costs.
In many parts of Nepal, the healthcare system is rudimentary. Watch in this Siemens video how Professor Ram Shrestha of Dhulikhel Hospital is tackling that challenge with a medical network based on the hub-and-spoke approach that ensures access to healthcare in the country's rural areas.
When companies and jurisdictions are moving M2M/IoT communications to cellular technologies, security considerations are often left behind. Read the white paper from Council Associate Partner Telit to learn how to avoid some of the threats to M2M/IoT communications and ways to mitigate others.
When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged communities in Japan's Tohoku region in 2011, the area required a massive amount of reconstruction. And that involved moving residential areas to higher ground. Read the case study for details on how virtual reality technology helped guide relocation and reconstruction.