Connectivity is how a smart city’s devices communicate with each other and with the control center. Connectivity ensures that data gets from where it is collected to where it is analyzed and used. Examples include citywide Wi-Fi networks, RF mesh networks and cellular networks.

Preparing for the Unexpected: Ooredoo responds to a Water Crisis in the Maldives

Sun, 2015-08-09 15:54 -- SCC Staff

In December 2014, a fire broke out at the Maldives Water and Sewerage Co. generator unit located on the island capital Malé, cutting off drinking water to over 150,000 people. Read in this case study how communications giant Ooredoo stepped in to help.

The Competition Begins - The #WhyWait Invent-Off – Episode 1 "The Tech"

Sun, 2015-08-09 14:56 -- SCC Staff

If you could invent anything with the tech in front of you, what would you invent? This video describes how two teams, in five days had the chance to invent something that could change the world. The event was the Why Wait Invent-Off powered by Qualcomm.

Navigating the Generational Workforce Shift with Software Defined Operations

Sun, 2015-08-09 14:31 -- SCC Staff

A common challenge for utilities today -- and other industries as well -- is how to adapt their current operations to address the shifting generational workforce as baby boomers retire. In this commentary, Mike Varney of Bit Stew Systems discusses the advantages of software defined operations.