Green IT

Green IT news and analysis for IT professionals, covering electronics recycling and ewaste, energy efficiency and alternative energy
  • Review

    Telepresence shatters communication barriers

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    From high-end suites to tabletop codecs, telepresence systems create a near face-to-face experience at increasingly affordable prices.
  • HP designs new server for 'extreme' scale-out computing

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 9:50 am

    HP has introduced a new line of x86 servers for companies that operate massive computing facilities, where shaving a few dollars off the energy or shipping costs for each system can add up to significant savings.
  • Sony develops mercury-free alkaline button cell

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 9:24 am

    Sony has developed a new type of alkaline manganese button-cell that contains no mercury and will put it on sale later this year, it said Wednesday.
  • Georgia Tech addressing "Moore's Law of data centers"

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 8:22 pm

    Georgia Tech researchers are looking to cut by up to 15% the amount of electricity needed to cool data centers that are becoming increasingly jammed with servers and other network gear boasting more powerful processors.
  • Sony Ericsson goes green with two new phones

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 9:58 am

    By using electronic manuals, smaller packaging, recycled plastics and a low-power charger Sony Ericsson aims to make its mobile phones more environmentally friendly, it said on Thursday.
  • HP wants you to turn off your PC

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 9:40 am

    HP launched a campaign on Wednesday to get people to shut off their computers when not in use in order to conserve energy.
  • 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
  • Green tech startup pitches SaaS energy tool

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 11:02 am

    A startup founded by former executives from SAP and Oracle has rolled out a SaaS offering designed to help large organizations reduce costs through better management of natural resources.
  • US Congress hosts e-recycling day

    Posted May 28, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    The first electronic-waste recycling day for U.S. Congress staffers focuses on e-waste education.
  • Sun and IBM score highest on Greenpeace Cool IT challenge

    Posted May 27, 2009 - 9:37 am

    Sun Microsystems and IBM scored the highest in the Greenpeace Cool IT challenge, which rated IT companies on the technologies they offer for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, their advocacy of global emission reduction targets, and their own use of renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Environmental groups don't like e-waste bill

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 4:51 pm

    Legislation intended to cut down the amount of electronic waste exported from the U.S. may have the opposite effect by legitimizing unsafe recyclers, two environmental groups said.
  • How To: Save Energy, Save Money

    Posted May 25, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    You can save office energy from common sense; turn off the lights, printers, and PCs when you go home. But other, more nuanced tips can help you save even more. From laptop and gadget battery use to hardware leeching energy even when off, here are some of my favorite ways to save energy and money.
  • Google Goes Greener with PowerMeter Partnerships

    Posted May 20, 2009 - 2:53 pm

    Google's commitment to going green sprouted a new bud Wednesday as the company unveiled its utility company partnerships in its PowerMeter project.
  • 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.
  • EPA gives servers Energy Star ratings

    Posted May 16, 2009 - 8:49 pm

    The spec measures power supply efficiency and the energy consumed when a server is idle.
  • 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.
  • Meet Gyy, The First Solar Powered Netbook

    Posted May 15, 2009 - 11:26 am

    Spanish company iUnika is set to launch next month an uber-cheap (and uber wimpy) netbook that runs on solar power.
  • 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.
  • Digital Gear: Gadgets to cut energy costs

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    Power strips, plugs and electricity monitoring devices help pinpoint and shut down electricity hogs.
  • 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?
  • British Computer Society launches green IT qualification

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 4:27 pm

    The British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered industry body for IT professionals, has announced a new green IT qualification.
  • As economy softens, Microsoft ramps up research

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 10:29 am

    At a lab at the University of Cambridge in England, Microsoft is studying networking, energy use and home broadband.
  • 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.
  • Intel releases power management tool for data centers

    Posted May 1, 2009 - 10:09 am

    Intel on Thursday announced Data Center Manager software tool kit that can reduce the power drawn by servers in data centers by tapping into hardware resources.
  • 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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