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.

Little Egg Harbor Builds Customer Trust Through Sensus Technology

Mon, 2016-06-27 13:45 -- SCC Staff

During winter most residents of Little Egg Harbor, a coastal town in New Jersey, leave until the weather warms up. But in their absence, water pipes in their homes can freeze and break or faucets may begin to leak. Read the case study to learn how the community's municipal utilities authority relies on technology from Council Lead Partner Sensus to monitor residents' homes and quickly respond to problems.

Data Management Backgrounder: What it is -- and Why it Matters

Mon, 2016-06-27 12:45 -- SCC Staff

You’ve done enough research to know that data management is an important first step in dealing with big data or starting any analytics project. But you’re not too proud to admit that you’re still confused about the differences between master data management and data federation. Read the backgrounder from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute for a quick lesson in data management strategies.

Understanding Data Streams in IoT

Mon, 2016-06-27 12:15 -- SCC Staff

The IoT promises to create a highly efficient world that demands constant analysis of the state of events based on the sensor and machine communications happening all around us. In its white paper, Council Lead Partner SAS Institute explores how to optimally manage and gain useful insights from the massive amounts of data sensors provide.

10 Innovative Student Projects Reimagine Bangladesh’s Future

Fri, 2016-06-24 09:20 -- Compassionate C...

In May 2016, around 100 innovative graduate students from universities across Bangladesh participated in an innovation incubator to develop prototypes that could solve problems affecting their country, from healthcare to transport and infrastructure to agriculture and more. Watch this World Bank video to see the 10 winning projects.

Solving Social Service Challenges with Analytics

Tue, 2016-06-14 13:49 -- Compassionate C...

Leaders are under increasing pressure to rein in spending, while delivering better living standards in their communities. In companion white papers, IBM experts suggest technology can play a significant role in increasing independence, improving quality of life and coordinating services for vulnerable populations.