Whatever happened to Green IT?

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Green initiatives have withered, but IT execs who think green can still make a difference.

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Remember when "green computing" was all the rage? Companies competed for green awards, virtualized their data centers, set up e-waste committees, launched double-sided printing initiatives and activated power management features on PCs.

Meanwhile, equipment manufacturers strove for Energy Star compliance, hawked their efficiency statistics and followed guidelines issued by the EPA, Green Electronics Council and IEEE to position themselves as environmentally friendly.

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