Green IT

New Year, New Commitment to Green IT Jobs

Dino Londis,

New Year, New Commitment to Green IT JobsBusinesses these days are still very much in that painful "do more with less" mode, and who knows when that will end – if ever. Green IT fits right in, helping businesses do more work while using less equipment and energy. Becoming an expert offers you very real rewards.

Tuesday’s News Roundup

Mark Feffer,

Techs are bracing themselves as the Mississippi Senate meets to discuss ways of saving money in the state budget. "There

Green IT: In the Data Center and in the Board Room

Mark Feffer,

As green IT matures, the need for green It expertise is growing as well. Sixty-six percent of companies surveyed said they do not have a Chief Sustainability Officer. The position is likely to grow out of the IT department where 44 percent of those surveyed said IT plays a central role in sustainability initiatives.

Tuesday’s News Roundup

Mark Feffer,

Seventy six percent of organizations that froze pay in the last 18 months have either lifted, or will lift, the

Yahoo Goes Green and Brings Overseas Jobs Back to the U.S.

Mark Feffer,

Yahoo will employ more than 125 people at its new green data center in Lockport, N.Y., which harnesses some of the region’s natural resources such as a cooler climate, persistent Lake Ontario winds, and hydropower from Niagara Falls. The company has immediate plans to expand the facility and can add a building every six months.

Green IT Making a Comeback

Mark Feffer,

Green IT is Making a ComebackYou may remember green IT, which made a big splash a few years back: Reduce carbon footprints, minimize energy consumption, rethink architecture, help the environment. Then the worst economic recession since the Great Depression threw everyone off of their game. Now, green may be making a comeback.

Thinking Green as Earth Day Approaches

Mark Feffer,

Earth DayIn honor of Earth Day, Don Willmott has some notes on
making networks just a bit greener. Save the planet? Sure. But you can
also save money.

Tuesday’s Headline Roundup

Mark Feffer,

Young Job-Seekers Hiding Their Facebook Pages [Time] Green IT’s Next Steps [ComputerWorld] iPad Apps: A Sneak Peek [CIO] The Weird

E-Waste Is a Problem We Can No Longer Ignore

Mark Feffer,

e-WasteDon Willmott says it’s time to face the fact that as technologists: We own at least
part of the e-waste problem, especially now that we’re all going through the exercise
of downsizing, rightsizing, virtualizing, and shrinking our data centers. When
the crew comes to haul away your old equipment, where will they take it?

Greening Your IT Starts with Bubble Wrap

Mark Feffer,

Green ITVendors and IT buyers can together work cut the waste out of packaging and shipping. The payoff? When less waste arrives at your door, you’ll save money on labor, storage, and waste disposal.