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  • Study: Security, Not Environment, Drives E-waste Disposal

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    IT managers are concerned about where their electronic equipment is going after disposal because they are worried about sensitive data loss, not the environment, according to a new survey.
  • How Xcel Energy Plans to Help Customers Cut Electric Bills

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 11:26 am

    Revamping the electricity grid -- a focus of the $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed in February -- is a strategic challenge for utility companies like Xcel Energy. Meeting that challenge, says Xcel CIO Mike Carlson, will depend on information technology.
  • EC wants IT to reduce carbon footprint by 20 percent

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 10:10 am

    A European commissioner calls for a "new green deal" for Europe, with the IT industry playing a large role
  • Renewable energy will boost software demand, says Greenpeace

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 10:04 am

    As countries restructure their electricity sector to include more renewable resources, there will be a higher demand for management software, throwing up opportunities for software and services companies worldwide, according to a Greenpeace spokesman.
  • Use your social networking skills to help green the planet

    Posted March 26, 2009 - 4:23 pm

    What can you do to save the world in 3 and a half weeks? 26 days? 624 hours? 37,440 minutes? 2,446,400 seconds?
  • Staples Offers $50 for Old Printers

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 8:12 pm

    Earth Day is coming soon, and Staples has a promotional deal that's bound to appeal to our green side-in more ways than one.
  • Countdown to Earth Hour

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 3:57 pm

    Earth Hour, the grass-roots event that started in Sydney, Australia is now just a week away. More than 680 cities in 76 countries are already signed up to take part.
  • BlackBerry owners encouraged to switch off for Earth Hour

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has launched a Web site for users of the smartphones dedicated to the latest news about Earth Hour.
  • Becoming green or just greenish?

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 2:12 pm

    I know you're working on becoming "green" or you're at least thinking you'd better have a good story when the CEO decides he wants to mount the environmentally conscious hobby horse so he can ride it to the next shareholders meeting, but wait! What does being green really mean?
  • Taiwan names green energy technology top priority

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:03 am

    Taiwan's president named green energy technology the top development priority for the government.
  • 'Green' Web Hosting: Carbon Saver or Marketing Gimmick?

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:53 am

    I was shocked to hear the claims that a typical web server, hosting anything from a corporate website to your neighbor's blog, produces about as much C02 as an SUV. Not only that but a typical data center which houses such servers consumes about as much energy as 30,000 households. But just how accurate are these claims? Are these merely scare tactics used to get would-be web managers to buy into "green" hosting companies?
  • D-Link Institutes D-Link Green

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:32 am

    D-Link has instituted a program to which all of its Green solutions must comply before being labeled D-Link Green.
  • 8 Gadgets to Green Your Office

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Soy-based toner, LED lights, and thin clients are just three ways your office can make the move to green.
  • Five Energy Trends Driving Your Data Center

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 10:14 am

    Like it or not, energy is the yardstick by which data centers are now measured -- and many are coming up short.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft plans to reduce carbon footprint by 30%

    Posted March 12, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Microsoft has set a goal for reducing its carbon emissions and has plans to support the development of software that can help address climate change issues, the company's chief environmental strategist said.
  • AT&T to purchase thousands of green vehicles

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 10:53 am

    AT&T plans to purchase more than 15,000 vehicles running on alternative fuels over the next 10 years, with many of them coming from U.S. auto makers.
  • NASA develops tech to turn ocean tides into energy

    Posted March 10, 2009 - 2:32 pm

    NASA scientists say they've found a way to turn the power of the ocean's tides into clean, renewable electric energy.
  • Cisco, cities work on being green

    Posted March 10, 2009 - 11:35 am

    Cisco this week said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Metropolis, an association of 106 of the world's largest cities, to develop its plan for greener cities.
  • Smart meters help household energy savings

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 11:19 am

    For years, consumers have gauged their electricity usage with the monthly bill. Coming days or weeks after the end of the period it isn't a very efficient tool if you want to cut you household usage, but a new breed of meter is changing all that and can provide real-time updates that give you an instant indication of the cost of running a house full of gadgets.
  • Cisco, NASA ally on environmental monitoring

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 10:13 am

    Cisco and NASA this week said they are collaborating on an online global monitoring platform to capture, collect, analyze and report data on environmental conditions around the world.
  • Greenpeace asks IT CEOs to campaign on environment

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 3:20 pm

    Greenpeace is challenging the leaders of 14 major IT companies to talk tough on the environment ahead of this year's Copenhagen conference.
  • SAP will cut carbon emissions, but calls for more

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 10:22 am

    SAP aims to cut its employees' contribution to global warming by 60 percent by 2020, co-CEO Léo Apotheker said at the Cebit trade show on Tuesday.
  • Fujitsu Siemens debuts 'zero-watt' green PC

    Posted March 1, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Fujitsu Siemens Computers plans to launch in the middle of this year an enterprise desktop that consumes no energy when switched off, it said Sunday at Cebit.
  • The State of Today’s Data Center: Challenges and Opportunities

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    A growing number of creative data center managers are using a variety of cost-containment strategies that capitalize on heterogeneity to increase IT efficiency and maximize existing resources while keeping costs under control.
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