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Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERHealth

by Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR
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Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...

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Corporate Responsibility Association Presents Innovation Events Series: ‘Giving Back, Getting Results,’ with Causecast COO Laura Plato, Sept 27

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., August 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Creating an outstanding employee experience isn’t always easy, but it is central to the modern purpose-driven company seeking to create a workplace that’s considered best-in-class. And technology plays a greater role in that experience than ever before.

Booz Allen Interns Use Crowdsourcing and Smart Phones to Save Lives During Natural Disasters

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Natural disasters cost billions in infrastructure repairs and claim tens of thousands of lives each year. In 2016, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the U.S.—including severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves and droughts.

Watch How Qualcomm Wireless Reach is Making the World a Better Place [Video]

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, our strategic corporate social responsibility initiative, we created a series of compelling videos that drive home the positive difference our technology is making in the lives of people around the world.

Spotlight on Cisco's Inaugural Global Problem Solver Challenge Grand Prize Winner: Project Vive

Helping Others Find Their Voice
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Our voice is part of the foundation of how we connect with each other. We voice our needs and share our ideas and feelings. It’s how we’re heard. Having a “voice” is fundamental to being an individual.

Technology Creates New Efficiencies, But Are Water Utilities Prepared for the Security Risk?

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Yahoo!, the Democratic National Convention and the U.S. Department of Justice were among the high-profile victims hit by major cyber attacks in 2016. Many people believe it’s only a matter of time before a water utility joins the list. Some consider physical security to be the weak link in ensuring a well-protected water supply; while others worry that the Internet of Things has created an incalculable number of entry points for hackers to create mischief.

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Smart Cities Now

It’s time for city planners, governments and business leaders to embrace technology that is changing our lives for the better
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Gary Shapiro | Consumer Technology Association

Imagine you’re heading to work on a cold winter day.

You step outside your perfectly climate-controlled home, and your self-driving car pulls up to the curb as scheduled. You enter the car from the extra-wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalk.

How 3-D Technology is Transforming Patient Health

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Imagine that a doctor could fully examine a patient’s heart, from all angles, before a single incision is made. Or see real patient data as a hologram: zooming in on troublesome areas, enlarging areas of concern. If a tumor is spotted, a doctor “walks” around the area, examining it on all sides.

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