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Big cloud names, White House launch climate impact planning tool

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new initiative launched by the White House, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the World Resources Institute has unveiled the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness to help corporations make long-term plans to cope with climate change. The initiative will tapped into big data analytics in an open-source platform to give interested parties access to climate data […]

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2015 Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Society

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility strategy prioritizes the issues that are most important to our business and to our stakeholders, identified through a formal CSR materiality assessment. We use the Cisco CSR Report to communicate our approach, objectives, … Source: 2015 Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Society

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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

The Carbon Disclosure Project has named its A List companies for 2015. The A List represents companies that were graded ‘A’ for their climate change mitigation and reporting efforts for the past year – basically scoring 85 out 100 in the CDP grading. In addition, companies will have to score maximum points for reducing emissions […]

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France commits €2 billion for three Indian smart cities

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

France has reportedly committed to invest €2 billion into helping three Indian cities with their smart city projects, the Business Standard reports. The three cities – Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry, is expected to receive the investment from French companies backed by the French government. According to founder of the Smart City Council (India) Pratap Padobe, […]

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Smart cities need converged network infrastructure: Ciena

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a blog post published in Network World, Ciena’s advisor for state/local government, education, and healthcare Daniele Loffreda, argues that the most immediate need for smart cities is a converged communications infrastructure that can support all the needs of different applications and users. From Ciena’s view, that means a robust fibre network with SDN and […]

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IEEE pegs five core “smart cities” for R&D projects

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The IEEE is taking on the smart city challenge, naming five initial cities for initial research and development projects. The five cities are Guadalajara, Mexico; Wuxi, China; Trento, Italy; Casablanca, Morocco; and Kansas City, Mo. in the US. The message was delivered by IEEE Smart City Initiative chair Gilles Betis at the IEEE’s first Smart […]

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Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Verizon simplifies Internet of Things to accelerate adoption

Verizon today announced its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT) and accelerate market adoption. Verizon’s plan includes: Launching ThingSpace: a new IoT platform allowing developers to create applications, customers to manage devices, partners to market their services, and Verizon to launch integrated vertical solutions simply, in an open environment. Creating a new […]

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Denmark and SG have mutual vision for smart cities

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Denmark and Singapore have gotten together to develop smart city technologies and applications. The country and city state have entered into a cooperation to work together and share ideas and data on smart city initiatives. Specifically, Copenhagen wants to learn from Singapore smart applications in the areas of public transportation and water management, according to […]

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Australia joining smart city challenge: Navigant Research

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A blog post from Navigant Research’s Eric Woods notes that Australia is catching up with other Western economies in the pursuit for smart cities. “Recent U.S. government support for smart cities research and the announcement of the selected cities for the Indian smart city program are just two signs of the continuing momentum behind urban […]

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