Green IT

Green IT news and analysis for IT professionals, covering electronics recycling and ewaste, energy efficiency and alternative energy
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    What do you think about a career in SQL?

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:50 pm

    I mean, i heard that SQL will be replaced by NOSQL, i am not sure about it, but i am starting my career in IT, so that i would like to know your professional opinion.My goal is to get a secure career in IT.
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    example for Zeroo Knowledge proofs in cryptography

    Posted January 22, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    give me a cryptographyc examples for Zeroo Knowledge proofs
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    How much electricity does a PC use when in standby?

    Posted December 18, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Has anyone measured how much power a PC uses when it is in standby mode? I know it's going to vary by machine, but looking for a general idea.
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    Why can't I get lithium ion batteries in standard battery sizes?

    Posted April 15, 2013 - 1:18 pm

    Why are Lithium Ion batteries not available in standard sizes (AAA, AA , C, etc.)? If they are the best choice for things like cell phones and laptops, wouldn't they also be suitable for use in other "normal" devices?
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    How to dispose of CRTs?

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    We still had a few CRTs that we just replaced with flat screen LCD monitors , and I thought that I would just store them away for backups, since they all still work (and I wouldn't have to do anything else with them, to be honest).
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    What are greener alternatives to diesel backup generators?

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    I read a blog entry that Microsoft was planning to move away from diesel backup generators to improve its focus on clean energy. But what are the best alternatives to diesel generators for backup power? Diesel generators have been used for backup power everywhere I've worked.
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    Why did Apple withdraw from EPEAT?

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Apple dropped its green EPEAT environmental standard, and claimed that they use their own environmental standards that are stricter than those of EPEAT. Well, that's convenient, and may even be true, but if so why not also meet the EPEAT standard?
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    How much interest in the cleanweb is there?

    Posted April 13, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    Over the past few years there has been a significant focus on clean tech. Locally I've seen an electric vehicle manufacture come....and go, unfortunately....and a big windmill farm established and seemingly doing well. The latest numbers I've seen put spending on renewable energy was around $250 billion per year.
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    How much do you consider environmental issues when making IT purchases?

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Do most companies seriously look at environmental impact when making IT purchases, or is it one of those things that is a talking point for advertisements more than a real world focus for most companies?
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    Where to recycle floppy disks

    Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:12 am

    I have boxes of unopened floppy disks. Is there an organization that could put them to good use? If not, can someone suggest a best place to recycle? Thanks!
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    Would you consider tech purchases with a 'green' bent?

    Posted September 6, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    A lot of people make purchase decisions based on price or functionality, but as more of the tech industry turns to "green" production techniques, we'll likely start seeing devices that were created with more thought given to their impact on the environment, especially when it comes time to dispose of them.
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    How to reduce PC energy consumption?

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    I'm looking at ways to reduce my company's energy consumption. One it's good for the environment, but Two and more importantly, we're looking to save some money.
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