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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 »

Hitachi Targets Nuclear Waste Technology

Hitachi Targets Nuclear Waste Technology

Hitachi has begun joint research with three American universities aimed at reducing the time required for decay in the radioactivity of nuclear waste materials and using radioactive waste as fuel. The research, conducted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Berkeley will … 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 »

AT&T Recognizes Sustainable Suppliers

AT&T recognized six of its suppliers for their contributions to company sustainability. They are: Bloom Energy, Hitachi Consulting, Cass Information, BSR, and Precision Container and Genco. AT&T says recipients exemplified extraordinary efforts in promoting sustainability achievements over the course of 2013 in the areas of alternative energy, energy efficiency, process … Read more »

Can Cloud Computing Improve Mining Fleet Efficiency?

Can Cloud Computing Improve Mining Fleet Efficiency?

Hitachi and Wenco International Mining Systems will this month begin a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) project that uses cloud computing to improve mining fleet efficiency. The PoC project, which will be facilitated by Teck, combines Hitachi’s cloud service and Wenco’s fleet management system with Teck’s mining operation team. The … Read more »

IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’

IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’

IBM and Cisco are the top smart city suppliers, positioned to become global leaders in the market, Navigant Research says. The firm forecasts that the global smart city technology market will grow from $6.1 billion in annual revenue in 2012 to $20.2 billion by 2020. Smart cities integrate technology into … Read more »

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Johnson Controls, AESC Lead Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem and Johnson Controls currently lead the lithium ion (li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles market in terms of both strategy and execution, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Only three companies — LG Chem, Johnson Controls and AESC — are ranked as “leaders” in the report’s leaderboard … Read more »

Apple, Dell, HP ‘Better at Supply Chain Disclosure’

Apple, Dell, HP ‘Better at Supply Chain Disclosure’

Apple, Dell and HP do a better job disclosing environmental issues in their supply chains than companies headquartered in Asia including Canon, Panasonic and Samsung, according to a report from Verdantix. The report reviewed 12 consumer electronics companies with aggregate revenues of $977 billion. The companies — Apple, Canon, Dell, … Read more »