One of the leading global players in engineering and industrial software, AVEVA has announced that it will be extending its long-standing strategic collaboration with Microsoft to focus on accelerating digital transformation in the industrial sector.
Tata Communications is working with Surbana Jurong, one of AsiaÂ’s largest urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms, to equip its Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled lifts and escalators with secure, scalable connectivity to MicrosoftÂ’s Azure cloud platform.
In what should have been a major story that was buried under other headlines, India achieved a significant milestone in its Digital India programme when 100,000-gram panchayats, or village councils, across the country were connected through a high-speed optical fibre network called BharatNet.
When the 60 winning cities (with proposals worth over Rs 1.31 lakh crore) become smart, it is expected to positively impact the lives of 72 crore urban population. While Rs 1.05 lakh crore will be spent on area-based development plans, Rs 26,141 crore will be spent on pan-city solutions in the next five years.
Smart Cities support the comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social and economic urban infrastructure, improve the quality of life, protect the environment and create jobs for millions, says Deepak Premnarayen, President, Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), and Chairman, FirstRand Bank India.
Smart Cities Council (SCC) India will launch India Readiness Guide, with over 100 case studies in September. Prime Minister Narendra ModiÂ´s dream project of smart cities has started taking shape and it has achieved a milestone in terms of the Union Cabinet
In order to help the urban planners to carry forward the Smart Cities initiative, the Smart Cities Council India will launch Smart City Readiness Guide for India with 100 case studies in September 2015, it would be a vendor neutral framework for smart cities.