Helping Cities Get Smarter

The world may be getting smaller, but cities are getting bigger. More than 80 percent of the country’s population lives in urban areas, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Fortunately, cities are getting smarter too. Using technology, data, and analytics, cities can implement “smart” projects with the aim of decreasing traffic congestion, cutting pollution, improving infrastructure, and better managing the overall territory of the city. For example, in Kansas City, Internet-connected devices can direct streetlights to dim unless they detect motion, saving energy.

 

The Social Medium of Mail

Browsing and posting on social media sites is a fun diversion and an easy way to keep up with friends. But have you ever considered how visiting and posting to a site helps keep it alive? Your participation is, in fact, vital for the site’s success, even if you never paid a penny to use it.

 

Groceries to Your Door

In the battleground that is last-mile delivery, groceries are the soup du jour. Major players and smaller upstarts are jumping in to test grocery delivery to the consumer’s doorstep. The competition should benefit consumers, if not their waistlines.

 

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    Do you know if they declared the work on the machine as Mail handlers or clerk work? We are getting on in our plant soon, I believe this is the one.
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    I love reading these articles about the deployment of high-tech scanning systems. But in the end, it's the people using them that matters. Yesterday, I got a delivery of two packages. The...

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