If global warming doesn’t exist, some argue, we don’t need to worry about carbon emissions, and so we don’t need to worry about re-engineering our systems and energy consumption to reduce them. But that kind of thinking is lazy. It’s people looking for reasons not to futz with the status quo – even when a little futzing can go a long way toward improving the corporate bottom line.
Businesses 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.
Techs are bracing themselves as the Mississippi Senate meets to discuss ways of saving money in the state budget. "There …
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.
Seventy six percent of organizations that froze pay in the last 18 months have either lifted, or will lift, the …
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.
You 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.
In 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.
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Don 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?