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  • Smart metering on the rise in Canada

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 4:37 pm

    Earlier this week, I provided a brief overview of findings from IDC Energy Insights' recent research regarding the US Smart Meter market. IDC Analyst Adam Hazdra has previously commented on smart metering trends in EMEA.
  • Japan earthquake, rare earth mining changes could change landscape for U.S.

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 2:33 pm

    Sometimes, when you are so far behind in a particular game of strategy, it's OK to fallback, regroup and slowly reevaluate your plan of attack .
  • IDC: Mobile operators improving sustainability

    Posted March 23, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    Earlier in March, IDC's Stephen Drake released some research on the sustainability of mobile operators - Worldwide Mobile Operator 2010 Vendor Profiles: A Green Analysis — An Evaluation of 10 Key Mobile Operators' Mobile Phone Sustainability Efforts (IDC #226277). Drake made an interesting note -- that operators generally don't produce mobile phones, but they are certainly instrumental in driving the sustainability behavior of those companies that do.
  • Government order is big news for clean tech startups

    Posted March 18, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    When the words "FERC Order" are uttered, most people's eyes either glaze over or worried frowns appear as they wonder if they need to understand the conversation. Let's try to figure out what this order means for the clean tech world in words we can all understand.
  • What retailers can teach you about green IT

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 6:35 pm

    Retailers get a payoff from sustainability because it's part of their business strategy. It's the same lesson companies have learned about investing in technology.
  • Stupid small business tech mistakes, and how to prevent them

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 6:02 pm

    If you're not particularly tech-savvy, then purchasing, maintaining, and securing technology for your business can be a confusing situation to navigate. You may already know plenty about what you should do, but what about what you should not do?
  • Growing energy consumption: What's it mean for technology?

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    BP recently released, for the first time publicly, its projections of future energy trends titled BP Energy Outlook 2030. This document builds on BP's well known annual Statistical Review of World Energy which has been published since 1956. In publishing its Energy Outlook, BP joins a host of other organizations that attempt to forecast future global energy trends including its competitor Shell, which published its most recent Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050 in 2008, and the non-profit International Energy Agency (IEA), which publishes its World Energy Outlook annually. Each organization takes a somewhat different approach and covers different time periods so it is nearly impossible to make "apples to apples" comparisons. However, it is interesting to
  • Video

    Snowman in the Desert [video]

    Posted January 19, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    Panasonic’s SPARKS project includes a bunch of ‘eco ideas’, which focuses on innovative experiments in everyday life.
  • Industry titans battle to supply smart buildings

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 2:23 pm

    IT vendors such as IBM, Google, Cisco and Microsoft will be battling with incumbent vendors like Johnson Controls and dozens of start-ups in the 'gold rush' to make buildings greener.
  • Green plug debuts tech for smart, sleek power supplies

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 3:28 pm

    The move toward smarter power supplies took a step forward as Green Plug announced its Green Power Processor on Wednesday at CES. The system-on-chip technology is built to enable devices and power adapters to talk to each other.
  • Seagate debuts fast green drive

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Seagate has introduced a new high-speed, eco-friendly hard drive for low-power personal computers. The 3.5-inch desktop drive spins at 5900 RPM and includes the company's SmartAlign technology.
  • Greenpeace rates IT climate-change leaders and laggards

    Posted December 9, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Cisco, Ericsson, and Fujitsu earn top honors for their efforts in climate solutions, remote collaboration and telecommuting offerings.
  • HP’s green switch modules support Energy Efficient Ethernet standard

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    HP this week refreshed its high-end chassis Ethernet switches with modules that conform to the IEEE’s Energy Efficient Ethernet standard for reducing power consumption.
  • IT networking gear goes green

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    Servers get most of the glory when it comes to energy management, but networking gear is about to catch up.
  • IBM turns its headquarters into a smart building

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    I recently toured IBM's headquarters in Armonk, NY. The 280,000 square foot facility that was built in 1997 during the Lou Gerstner era, is currently serving as a pilot project for IBM's soon-to-be launched Smart Building solution. For an investment of under $200,000 (plus many hours from IBM software engineers), IBM has transformed the building into a smart building.
  • IT managers aim to reduce power consumption, but roadblocks remain

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    A survey by tech distributor CDW has found that IT managers are placing more and more importance on energy efficiency in their work. Almost 80 percent are developing strategies to consolidate their data centers -- and for many of them, cutting energy use is an important motivation.
  • Facebook Shows How to Save $230K in Your Data Center

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    Facebook is one of the most recent companies to discover you can save tens of thousands by on data-center cooling by doing things you'd consider idiotic if you were trying to cool your bedroom during a heatwave.
  • Two thirds of firms 'unprepared' for carbon legislation

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses are not prepared for legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions, according to a new survey.
  • 4 Tips to Make Your Small-Business Data Center Green

    Posted July 28, 2009 - 5:50 pm

    It isn't just enterprises who want to improve their carbon footprint and save money in the server room. Here's a few techniques you can put to work right now that can save big bucks on your company's electric bill.
  • Review

    Go green by conserving power with the System Tamer

    Posted March 15, 2009 - 7:25 pm

    Go green. Save electricity, save the planet. Conserve power and save the budget. No matter how you cut it, there is no downside to conserving electricity whenever possible. How often, though, does forgetfulness or inconvenience get it the way of your noble efforts to go green? One device, the System Tamer, aims to cure these ailments and help you in your planet-saving endeavors.
  • A cloud computing primer

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 1:45 am

    With cloud computing all the rage these days, the concept is continuing to make its way into businesses everywhere. However, there are still organizations out there that do not know what cloud computing means to them which also means that they don’t know whether or not cloud computing could be good for the bottom line. In this post, I’ll explain the relatively non-technical basics behind the concept of cloud computing and explain why services “in the cloud” can result in a healthier bottom line for business.
  • 9 ways to go green and save green

    Posted February 7, 2009 - 10:50 pm

    Going green is all the rage for a lot of reasons. Although some of this green talk is hype, a lot of it is the real deal. There are a number of things that you can do in your business to easily and cheaply jump on the green bandwagon and saving your organization a few dollars at the same time you help reduce your impact on the planet.
  • Ixia to measure network devices' 'green' level

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 5:02 pm

    One challenge in testing networking products is measuring vendors' claims of how green their products can be. Most of the time, during the course of reviewing, I just have to take vendors at their word. But it seems this might change in the near future.
  • What is Green PM?

    Posted September 22, 2008 - 8:13 am

    How small project management adjustments can reap huge benefits for the environment?
  • Automating Processes for ‘Green IT’ - How well understood is the ROI?

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 11:22 am

    I came across an article in which the author raised some interesting points about how process automation can contribute to ‘Green IT’ initiatives. The author suggests that Governments should mandate the use of workflow for these initiatives and identifies these potential benefits:
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