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.

Children’s charity enhances fundraising

Mon, 2016-06-06 10:30 -- Compassionate C...

If donors experience a lengthy or cumbersome process trying to donate to a charity, will they think twice about donating to that organization again? The SickKids Foundation of Canada worked with Cisco to improve its collaboration and efficiency. As a result, it's raising more funds to help more sick kids. Read the case study for details.

North Carolina Suburb Empowers Water Customers With Hourly Usage Updates

Thu, 2016-05-26 14:30 -- SCC Staff

Citizens in Cary, North Carolina can manage their water use and identify possible problems with a wireless meter reading system that provides them with hourly water readings. The system, powered by analytics from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute, also is saving the city millions of dollars in operations and personnel costs.

Orange County Turns to Big Data in Effort to Remake Child Support Services

Thu, 2016-05-26 14:00 -- SCC Staff

Orange County's Department of Child Support Services was looking for a way to take the guesswork out of child support payments. The solution the department hit on was Big Data. Read the discussion to learn how software from Council Lead Partner SAS Institute gave the department the ability to make more accurate predictions and decisions for each family.

Empowering Communities to Promote Diabetes Care and Prevention Through 3G Technologies

Tue, 2016-05-17 11:35 -- Compassionate C...

The diabetes epidemic in northern Mexico and elsewhere suggests an urgent need for innovative solutions. Read in a Qualcomm case study how 3G wireless Internet access is being used in diabetes management to improve patient care for marginalized communities.