Demand for clean, energy-efficient renewable energy is growing in several fields, including supplying power for communications systems. When traditional hybrid renewable power solutions can't always meet customers' needs, integrated hybrid power solutions may be able to, according to Council Lead Partner ZTE.
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For cities and companies involved in new construction or site transformations, areas with unstable or poor quality power can cause problems and diesel and other similar generators can add another one: expense. Read discussion from Council Lead Partner ZTE that explains the advantages of its integrated hybrid battery energy storage solution.
The development of highly efficient LEDs in the 21st century is showing itself to be a very positive game-changer, and the regulatory system is doing its best to keep pace with this technology and facilitate its deployment. Read the white paper to learn more about the technology and issues involved in Power over Ethernet lighting.
Reducing the amount of waste in landfills is a goal many are working to achieve. But how are zero waste claims validated? Read the white paper to learn more about the issue, and for an overview on waste diversion, examples of successful programs and what companies (and cities) should be thinking about when considering a waste diversion program.
Experts estimate more than 1.7 billion people suffer from a range of mental health conditions. Untreated, those conditions can unravel lives. Yet the social stigma attached to seeking help means many don't get treatment. To solve that, an Egyptian startup uses Microsoft's cloud technology to make online psychotherapy services available to millions in the Middle East.
There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in this Cisco case study about a pilot in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to bring virtual pediatrics to underserved communities.
The urgency of congenital heart disease is an issue across the developing world. Read in this case study how The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. uses Cisco TelePresence technology to collaborate on young heart patients' care with health professionals at the Uganda Heart Institute in real time.
Connecting India to Disconnect Poverty is a project using 3G tablets and an innovative mobile application to improve the operational efficiency of microfinance institutions to support low-income borrowers. Click to read more about it in a Qualcomm Wireless Reach case study.
Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. Click for a brief video about the first DigiTruck classroom that was deployed to an orphanage in Tanzania.
Sherwood Village Senior Apartments in Salinas, California meets a growing demand for housing among low-income seniors. From its location along a public transit route to the solar panels installed on the roofs of the structures, the project embodies sustainable, resource efficient housing. Read more in a HUD case study.