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

Tue, 2016-06-28 01:15 -- SCC Staff
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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

Tue, 2016-06-28 00:45 -- SCC Staff
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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.

North Carolina Suburb Empowers Water Customers With Hourly Usage Updates

Fri, 2016-05-27 03:00 -- SCC Staff
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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

Fri, 2016-05-27 02:30 -- SCC Staff
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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.

ZTE's Renewable Energy Solutions for Communications Systems

Mon, 2016-03-28 02:30 -- SCC Staff
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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.

ZTE's Integrated Battery-DG Hybrid Energy Storage Solution

Mon, 2016-03-28 02:30 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Power Over Ethernet Lighting -- Evolution or Revolution

Mon, 2016-03-28 01:30 -- SCC Staff
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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.

The Quest for Zero Waste and UL 2799

Mon, 2016-03-28 01:30 -- SCC Staff
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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.

Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future

Thu, 2016-03-24 04:28 -- Compassionate C...
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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.

Washington, D.C. Pediatric Center Consults on Heart Disease with Immersive Video

Thu, 2016-03-24 04:10 -- Compassionate C...
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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.

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