Green IT

Green IT news and analysis for IT professionals, covering electronics recycling and ewaste, energy efficiency and alternative energy
  • Marriott: New software will manage server power consumption

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Marriott International Inc. isn't counting on big new advances in green IT. Instead, the Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant is counting on incremental changes to make its IT operations more eco-friendly.
  • Network World's top 12 green IT products

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:55 am

    A dozen nitty gritty tools and technologies that cut energy costs, boost data center efficiency and promote green IT practices.
  • 6 cool innovations for the data center

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 11:30 am

    Sure, consumer gadgets are getting most of the attention these days, but data centers are getting some love too. These new products and technologies promise to solve real data center problems or are already working to make enterprise operations run more smoothly. How many are on your wish list?
  • How An ERP System Can Help Manage Your Company's Energy Use

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    ERP data provides the key to cutting energy consumption and reducing carbon emissions for the City of Palo Alto
  • Why Green IT Isn't Enough If You Want to Cut Energy Costs

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 2:25 pm

    There's more to energy efficiency than green IT. If you want to cut corporate energy costs, you have to look beyond the datacenter and the desktop.
  • Big IT shops get serious about asset disposal

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    IT departments that practice asset management are learning to master the art of retiring hardware at the right time. But making the decision to retire IT gear is just the beginning; tech managers also need to figure out what to do with the systems that are past their prime.
  • Product servicing the new green business model

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    As the price of natural resources grows with mounting demand, one York University professor predicts the emergence of a new business model where vendor will shift from manufacturing to servicing products.
  • Green Tech and Gadgets for Earth Day

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Here are 15 of the coolest, weirdest, and most practical ecofriendly gizmos.
  • The green IT stars of 2010

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Green-tech projects coupled with innovation and collaboration yield bountiful rewards
  • Green IT's next steps

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:04 am

    It's been several years since 'green IT' became a tech buzzword, and now the concept could advance to the next level with a combination of technology improvements and changes in corporate behavior.
  • Green IT: CIOs Can Demand Sustainability from Vendors

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:20 pm

    Pamela Rucker doesn't want to spend money with IT vendors that waste water or energy, or that have large carbon footprints. After all, she says, as vice president of IT for environmental services firm PSC, it would be hypocritical to not hold vendors to high standards.
  • New Year's Resolutions at Work: Broken All-Too-Soon

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Already behind on your New Year's resolutions with regards to work: Haven't asked for that raise yet? Still reading Maxim, not The Economist? We completely understand.
  • Measuring carbon impact: IT's next Sarbanes-Oxley

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    New environmental regulations coming into favor in the United States, Europe and soon in Canada as well will require many companies to be able to measure the environmental impact and carbon emissions contributed by their business and their product. That will require technology, and SAP sees opportunity for the IT industry and the channel around measuring sustainability.
  • Gartner's top 10 technologies include the cloud, mobile apps

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    The top strategic technology in Gartner Inc.'s annual top 10 list was cloud computing, but the one that may have been of the most interest to Bill Piatt, the CIO of the International Finance Corp., was last on the list, and that's mobile applications.
  • How green IT saves Citizens Bank $500,000 a year

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 2:03 pm

    Eliminating inefficient cooling techniques helps Citizens Bank save loads of cash on energy costs.
  • How to get your green IT cred

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 3:59 pm

    The push is on for companies to go green, and IT professionals will likely feel the pressure to deliver. Although most ITers don't have specialized eco-skills, there are ways to develop this knowledge, and to parlay what you already know.
  • Energy-efficient servers earn a star -- but so what?

    Posted June 26, 2009 - 9:47 am

    The EPA's Energy Star server certification program will help the environmentally conscious but isn't likely to change major buying patterns anytime soon.
  • Researchers Speed Up the Chase for Cooler Data Centers

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:29 am

    With energy costs rising and data centers at the core of IT strategy for many companies, cooling the growing number of computers jammed into data centers is an issue that has taken center stage.
  • Thomson Reuters reduces storage sprawl to save money, increase quality

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    At Thomson Reuters' Professional Division, IT infrastructure growth was outpacing revenue growth by almost two to one, which would require building a new datacenter every 12 months. That was unacceptable, so Christopher Crowhurst initiated two projects: One focused on storage optimization and one focused on server virtualization
  • IT Recycling Pitfalls

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 11:32 am

    A few simple steps can keep an IT green policy from turning into your own ecological disaster.
  • Green marketplace shows environment-friendly techs

    Posted May 15, 2009 - 11:31 am

    Regen Energy, one of many exhibitors at the Greening Greater Toronto Marketplace, a showcase of green technology vendors, is using swarm theory as the basis for its devices that collectively and intelligently regulate energy requirements of a building.
  • City 2.0: Using tech building blocks in tomorrow's urban centers

    Posted May 15, 2009 - 9:24 am

    Ubiquitous wireless networks are already available in cities including Baltimore and Minneapolis, corporations such as Thomson Reuters have sustainable data centers that sell power back to the local utility, the smart energy grid is well on its way, and city-provided social networks are common. The next steps toward the city of tomorrow are all about integrating these services cohesively.
  • The Smart Grid

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 11:36 am

    What is the smart grid, when will it get here, and what difference will it make?
  • Why enterprises aren’t paperless yet

    Posted May 1, 2009 - 12:47 pm

    Enterprises may have green initiatives to reduce paper, but going paperless isn't one of them.
  • Tasks you fear to outsource but should try

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 3:26 pm

    To save money, reconsider these ripe outsourcing opportunities you may have never (or were afraid to) put on the table.
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