Green IT

Green IT news and analysis for IT professionals, covering electronics recycling and ewaste, energy efficiency and alternative energy
  • US in danger of losing green-tech competition, experts say

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 3:51 pm

    The next industrial revolution will not be in IT, but in ET -- energy technology -- and the U.S. is in danger of missing the boat, two green tech experts said Wednesday.
  • Companies are overstating green claims, consumers say

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:53 am

    Sixty-five percent of consumers think some companies overstate their green credentials to sell more products, according to research presented by industry organization Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday.
  • Slow-growing green

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:32 pm

    Could saving the Earth -- and your company's bottom line -- be as simple as using fresh air to cool your data center? It's not quite that simple, but it can be one step toward those goals, because companies that use natural air to cool their facilities are seeing big benefits on both the environmental and financial fronts.
  • Digital gear: Power and money saving technologies

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 9:42 am

  • Digital gear: Power and money saving technologies

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 9:42 am

    A number of cool and weird items will be on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show next month, including a money-saving surge protector and a pair of goggles that double as a mobile TV.
  • Top 5 IT Predictions That Won't Pan Out For 2009

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    Five things that won't happen next year: Broad deployment of BI tools, going green, sorting out ERP strategies....
  • In 2009 the development of IT industry trends: the economy is likely to remain slack

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 11:24 pm

    In the going days of the year 2008, there have been many major events, including Barack Obama in the United States won the presidential election, as well as the spreading economic crisis, and so on. These factors will also bring the IT industry a lot of uncertainty in 2009.
  • Economic trouble driving green IT initiatives

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 6:19 pm

    Economic recession is causing many companies to ramp up the speed of green IT initiatives, while a much smaller number of companies have decided to slow down their green activities.
  • Gartner's data on energy consumption, virtualization, cloud

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 4:27 pm

    Gartner's 27th annual data center conference is producing no shortage of research related to energy consumption, virtualization, cloud computing and other hot enterprise topics.

  • IBM labs promises five innovations

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 10:34 am

    The ability to "talk" to the Web, information collection and retrieval systems that alleviate forgetfulness, and solar technology built into asphalt, windows and even paint are among the advances IBM sees emerging from its research labs in the next five years.
  • Intel hopes to bring free energy to mobile devices

    Posted December 6, 2008 - 10:01 pm

    Intel on Friday said it is researching technology to harvest free energy from the environment, which could lead to devices such as mobile phones running for indefinite periods without recharging.
  • Recycle data centers, preaches Dell

    Posted December 3, 2008 - 11:57 am

    Dell believes that customers do not necessarily need to build new data centers, and is now offering to show customers how to optimise their existing ones to extend their life span.
  • Could your Web surfing be greener?

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 9:51 pm

    A researcher says that users could save as much as 10 watts of power by turning off flashy Web animation on their PCs.
  • Sharp to team with Italy's Enel on solar power

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 8:28 am

    Sharp and Italian utility Enel will team on a solar power plant in Italy and are in talks on a solar cell production factory, Sharp said Thursday.
  • Used PCs still being dumped despite high demand

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 10:37 am

    Only 44 percent of computers entering the secondary market end up in the hands of a new owner, despite the fact that worldwide demand is greater than supply.
  • Jepsen works to raise laptop battery life to 20-40 hours

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 10:29 am

    Mary Lou Jepsen's Pixel Qi plans to start shipping low-power screens in the second half of next year.
  • New HP division makes data centers green

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:12 am

    Bill Kosik knows a thing or two about building efficient data centers. As managing principal of consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities in Chicago, Kosik helped HP plan its global project to consolidate 85 data centers into just six. HP liked EYP's work so much that it decided to buy the consulting firm a year ago, transforming it into a new Critical Facilities Services division that helps HP clients plan the building of energy efficient data centers or retrofit existing ones.
  • Fighting e-waste one cell phone at a time

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:01 am

    ReCellular, a self-described "electronics-sustainability" firm based in Dexter, Mich., has spent the past two decades working with the CTIA to become a major recycler and reseller of mobile handsets and accessories. In this interview, ReCellular Vice President Mike Newman talks about how his company is helping to reduce e-waste, as well as how enterprises can benefit from donating their mobile devices for reuse and recycling.
  • Want to telecommute? The Smart2020 report shows it's greener

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 1:05 pm

    Smart2020, a report from The Climate Group for the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, has just been released.

  • Cell phone chargers are energy vampires

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 10:58 am

    A group of cell phone makers is out to raise awareness that charging devices consume energy when left idle but plugged into an outlet.
  • Leadership - The Millennials Impact on Business

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 7:26 pm

    The Millennials, also known as GenY, are defined as those born between 1980 and 2000. According to a 2007 BSG Alliance Concourse Institute’s research study there are approximately 70 million Millennials in the U.S. today. For comparison, the boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, measures in at 79.6 million according to the 2000 U.S. Census. There is an odd fascination with this generation, its rapid adoption of technology and how they fit into the business world.
  • Gartner shares data center efficiency secrets

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 5:23 pm

    Gartner modestly claims that if companies follow all of its best practices, it could typically expect to save one million kilowatt hours.
  • Experts see data center through green lens

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 4:33 pm

    The data center is an area of IT that can reap benefits from using greener and cleaner technology, but experts who gathered in New York recently said CIOs still aren't doing enough to help the environment or their businesses by using green technology practices in their facilities.
  • Greening the Data Center

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 4:20 pm

    Think you're the only one having problems keeping your data center cool and powered up? Think again. At least the Green Grid (an international non-profit organization with a mandate to increase energy efficiency in the IT sector) is coming up with answers and I got to go to a trade show!
  • Why green is gold

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 10:24 am

    Considering going green represents both an opportunity and a risk, what should CIOs and other IT leaders do?

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