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Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

IBM and Cisco are the top two smart city technology suppliers — the two companies have held the no. 1 and no. 2 places on the list since 2013 — according to Navigant Research’s Leaderboard Report. Microsoft, Siemens and Hitachi round out the top five. Navigant forecasts the global market … Read more »

US CE100

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches US Circular Economy Program

In an effort to promote the circular economy in the US and eliminate waste, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a US chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program. The international CE100, established in 2013, includes corporations, universities, city and government authorities, and include brands such as Google, Cisco, … Read more »

IoT to Provide $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain, Logistics

IoT to Provide $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain, Logistics

The Internet of Things (IoT) will generate $8 trillion worldwide in value over the next decade, according to a trend report by DHL and Cisco. The report says this will come from five primary drivers: innovation and revenue ($2.1 trillion), asset utilization ($2.1 trillion), supply chain and logistics ($1.9 trillion), … Read more »

IBM, Cisco Top Smart City Suppliers List

IBM, Cisco Top Smart City Suppliers List

IBM and Cisco have maintained their positions as the top two smart city vendors, according to a leaderboard report from Navigant Research. However, the competition in the market is becoming more serious as cities look to deepen their supplier relationships and plan for larger-scale programs and deployments. Schneider Electric, for … Read more »

CDP: 68% of Businesses Report Water Risk Exposure

CDP: 68% of Businesses Report Water Risk Exposure

Two thirds of the world’s largest companies — including Merck, Unilever and H&M — are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth, according to CDP’s latest annual global water report. The report finds that 68 percent of businesses report exposure to water risk, which … Read more »

Cisco, Kansas City Partner on Smart City Projects

Cisco and Kansas City, Mo., have partnered on several smart city projects to improve the downtown area’s connectivity and efficiency using Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities program and the Internet of Everything. Smart cities integrate technology into a strategic approach to sustainability. Kansas city says these pilot projects, called Connected and Innovative … Read more »

How CSR Can Improve Employee Performance

Employee engagement in corporate social responsibility activities including environmental initiatives can demonstrably improve job performance, according to research from ESMT European School of Management and Technology. Citing programs at companies such as Cisco, Starbucks and SAP, the study recommends two simple steps that managers can take to engage staff with … Read more »

Motorola cable box

Cable TV Box Standards to Cut 5M Tons CO2 Annually

Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco, AT&T and other consumer electronics and pay-TV companies, along with the Energy Department and other organizations, have developed standards for cable TV boxes expected to avoid more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The voluntary agreement between the DOE, Natural Resources Defense … Read more »

Cisco Manages Energy for Multitude of Electronic Devices

Cisco has been talking about the internet of things for a few years. Now the company is beginning to talk about powering down all these “things” to save energy. In July 2013, Cisco acquired JouleX – a provider of enterprise IT energy management for network-attached and data center assets. JouleX … Read more »

Intel

Intel, Apple, Kohl’s Win EPA Green Power Leadership Awards

Apple, Intel, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Kohl’s, Dell and The North Face were among 24 organizations that won the EPA’s 13th annual Green Power Leadership awards for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. The EPA says the winners are moving closer to President Obama’s climate change action plan … Read more »

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and Entergy top the CDP’s annual carbon performance and disclosure ratings for the S&P 500, released today. All three companies received a disclosure score of 100 — calculated to reflect each company’s transparency on climate change — and A performance ratings, which rank companies according to … Read more »

IBM

IBM Smart City Technology Tapped for India Project

IBM’s smart city technology has been selected by the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) to help cities across India become more sustainable by improving efficiencies in their transportation, energy and water management systems. The tech giant and the DMICDC have completed a digital management plan for Dighi Port Industrial … Read more »