The City of Madrid and IBM, through its subsidiary INSA, announced the largest environmental services management project in Spain, designed to improve city life for all of Madrid's 3 million citizens. Using IBM's Smarter Cities technology, this initiative will help improve the delivery and efficiency of city services and provide citizens new tools to interact and communicate with the city council.
Convergence Systems Limited (CSL), a global provider of passive RFID products and active RTLS equipment, announced that a retail application of CSL RFID hardware has successfully reduced inventory time and increased sales for ISA Boutique, Hong Kong’s famous chain of boutique brand-name stores.
The largest private employer in China and one of the biggest supply chain manufacturers in the world, Foxconn, announced it will soon start using robots to help assemble devices at its several sprawling factories across China. Apple, one of Foxconn's biggest partners to help assemble its iPhones, iPads, will be the first company to use the new service.