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  • Will Smart Grid power IPv6?

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 1:34 pm

    Could Smart Grid, the Obama Administration's effort to modernize the nation's electric grid, be the killer app for IPv6?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 10 power-saving myths debunked

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 3:41 pm

    Companies are finding themselves embroiled in a power crisis as they struggle to find ways to rein in soaring energy costs -- as well as do their part to address global climate change. However, how can you be certain that the power-saving strategies your company has adopted are, in fact, the best ones? After all, there are plenty of myths out there about saving energy that are patently false. In this report, we examine 10 such myths and bring the truth to light.
  • Tech's looming battle against rising energy costs

    Posted September 9, 2008 - 3:58 pm

    In the coming years, IT could take the lead on saving energy, using its vast knowledge of the company's networks, equipment, work processes, and facilities. IT shops that have embraced the green-tech religion can transform that passion into something that will resonate, and pick up support, where it counts: in the executive boardroom. Energy-smart IT leadership can ensure the company remains in the black for the long term.

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