ITworld Green IT http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/3/all en Chinese authorities find no underage workers at Samsung supplier http://www.itworld.com/green-it/427507/chinese-authorities-find-no-underage-workers-samsung-supplier Chinese authorities have so far found no underage workers at a local Samsung Electronics supplier accused of using &quot;child labor,&quot; but have started a campaign to crack down on the illegal activity.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/427507/chinese-authorities-find-no-underage-workers-samsung-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/427507/chinese-authorities-find-no-underage-workers-samsung-supplier#comments Green IT News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:10:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 427507 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung suspends Chinese supplier over charges of using underage workers http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426905/samsung-suspends-chinese-supplier-over-charges-using-underage-workers Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended business with one of its Chinese suppliers, after a labor watchdog group accused the factory of hiring five underage workers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426905/samsung-suspends-chinese-supplier-over-charges-using-underage-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426905/samsung-suspends-chinese-supplier-over-charges-using-underage-workers#comments Green IT News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:35:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 426905 at http://www.itworld.com As jobs in solar power boom, R&D investment falls http://www.itworld.com/hardware/426760/jobs-solar-power-boom-rd-investment-falls The solar power industry is expanding quickly, but not when it comes to funding for technology advances. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/426760/jobs-solar-power-boom-rd-investment-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/426760/jobs-solar-power-boom-rd-investment-falls#comments Green IT Hardware News solar power Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:58:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 426760 at http://www.itworld.com HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426728/hp-intel-gm-and-walmart-demand-changes-renewable-energy-industry Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that&#039;s too complicated, a dozen major US companies have joined an initiative to force the government and utilities to change.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426728/hp-intel-gm-and-walmart-demand-changes-renewable-energy-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426728/hp-intel-gm-and-walmart-demand-changes-renewable-energy-industry#comments Data Center Green IT News renewable energy Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:00:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 426728 at http://www.itworld.com 13 things to do with the sun besides getting a tan http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/158726/13-things-do-sun-besides-getting-tan-426251 <!--paging_filter--><p>How technology is bringing out the best and the oh-so utterly worst in solar innovation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/158726/13-things-do-sun-besides-getting-tan-426251" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Center Green IT Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 kgerich 426251 at http://www.itworld.com IBM tries to forecast and control Beijing's air pollution http://www.itworld.com/hardware/425958/ibm-tries-forecast-and-control-beijings-air-pollution China&#039;s nagging pollution problems could start to abate with the help of an IBM project that seeks to predict and control the air quality in Beijing, using new computing technologies.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/425958/ibm-tries-forecast-and-control-beijings-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/425958/ibm-tries-forecast-and-control-beijings-air-pollution#comments Government Green IT Hardware IT Management News China IBM Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:03:08 +0000 IDGNS staff 425958 at http://www.itworld.com Fortune 100 companies saved $1.1B using renewable energy http://www.itworld.com/it-management/425425/fortune-100-companies-saved-11b-using-renewable-energy Clean energy is no longer just the bastion of crunchy granola types and companies hoping to improve their public image.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/425425/fortune-100-companies-saved-11b-using-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/425425/fortune-100-companies-saved-11b-using-renewable-energy#comments Data Center Green IT IT Management News Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:18:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 425425 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung finds labor violations at Chinese suppliers http://www.itworld.com/green-it/425241/samsung-finds-labor-violations-chinese-suppliers Dozens of China-based suppliers to Samsung Electronics violated various labor regulations last year, including failing to pay overtime wages and provide proper safety equipment for workers, according to recent audits.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/425241/samsung-finds-labor-violations-chinese-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/425241/samsung-finds-labor-violations-chinese-suppliers#comments Green IT News Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:33:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 425241 at http://www.itworld.com Foxconn CEO blames past worker suicides on breakups, family disputes http://www.itworld.com/green-it/424555/foxconn-ceo-blames-past-worker-suicides-breakups-family-disputes Foxconn factories had the best working conditions in China at the time of the suicides, Gou claimed.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/424555/foxconn-ceo-blames-past-worker-suicides-breakups-family-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/424555/foxconn-ceo-blames-past-worker-suicides-breakups-family-disputes#comments Green IT IT Management News Foxconn Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:07:27 +0000 IDGNS staff 424555 at http://www.itworld.com Foxconn turns sights to robots, electrics cars, wearables http://www.itworld.com/424531/foxconn-turns-sights-robots-electrics-cars-wearables Expect more wearables, robots and even electric cars to come from manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group, as the Taiwanese company tries to reinvent itself as a broader technology service provider.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/424531/foxconn-turns-sights-robots-electrics-cars-wearables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/424531/foxconn-turns-sights-robots-electrics-cars-wearables#comments Green IT News Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:17:01 +0000 IDGNS staff 424531 at http://www.itworld.com The PSTN transition to VoIP: Going green http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/424456/pstn-transition-voip-going-green We&#039;ve discussed some of the advantages of transitioning the PSTN to IP, but there we haven&#039;t yet covered the environmental implications of the pending transition. At their annual partner conference Perspectives14, GENBAND hosted a discussion which addressed the power costs behind the PSTN, pointing out the benefits an IP transition.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/424456/pstn-transition-voip-going-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/424456/pstn-transition-voip-going-green#comments Data Center Green IT Networking Unified Communications Opinion voip Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:23:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 424456 at http://www.itworld.com SolarCity plans world's largest solar panel plant in upstate N.Y. http://www.itworld.com/hardware/423457/solarcity-plans-worlds-largest-solar-panel-plant-upstate-ny The plant, to be built in Buffalo, will make enough solar panels to produce one gigawatt of power within two years. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/423457/solarcity-plans-worlds-largest-solar-panel-plant-upstate-ny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/423457/solarcity-plans-worlds-largest-solar-panel-plant-upstate-ny#comments Green IT Hardware News solar energy Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:03:20 +0000 IDGNS staff 423457 at http://www.itworld.com Haunting photos of a village built to handle electronic waste http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/156068/haunting-photos-village-built-handle-electronic-waste-422505 <!--paging_filter--><p>Stripped computers and air-conditioners are part of daily Chinese village life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/156068/haunting-photos-village-built-handle-electronic-waste-422505" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green IT Hardware Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:58:00 +0000 kgerich 422505 at http://www.itworld.com Groups ask Apple to end toxic chemical use http://www.itworld.com/green-it/422499/groups-ask-apple-end-toxic-chemical-use Environmental pressure groups and human rights organizations sent a joint letter to Apple&#039;s chief environmental officer on Tuesday asking her to eliminate toxic chemicals from the company&#039;s supply chain.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/422499/groups-ask-apple-end-toxic-chemical-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/422499/groups-ask-apple-end-toxic-chemical-use#comments Green IT News Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:33:28 +0000 IDGNS staff 422499 at http://www.itworld.com Mesosphere aims Twitter clustering tool at the enterprise http://www.itworld.com/application-management/422236/mesosphere-aims-twitter-clustering-tool-enterprise Apache Mesos, a software package for managing large compute clusters that&#039;s been credited with helping Twitter to kill its Fail Whale, is being primed for use in the enterprise.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/application-management/422236/mesosphere-aims-twitter-clustering-tool-enterprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/application-management/422236/mesosphere-aims-twitter-clustering-tool-enterprise#comments Application Management Data Center Green IT Open Source Software News Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:49:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 422236 at http://www.itworld.com