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Green computing


May 8, 2008  1:47 PM

Overheard: Are data Center efficiency metrics purposely obtuse?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Data Center, Green computing

michaelmanos.jpg I have come to the realization...

February 1, 2008  4:31 PM

Suppliers to large enterprises will need to prove their green credentials with an audit



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Green computing, predictions

Those organizations with strong brands are helping to forge the first wave of green sourcing policies and initiatives. These policies go well beyond minimizing direct carbon emissions or requiring suppliers to comply with local environmental regulations. For example, Timberland has...


February 1, 2008  4:18 PM

More than 1/3 of IT organizations will have environmental criteria on shopping list



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Green computing, predictions

Initially, the motivation will come from the wish to contain costs. Enterprise data centres are struggling to keep pace with the increasing power requirements of their infrastructures. And there is substantial potential to improve the environmental footprint, throughout the life...


February 1, 2008  2:33 PM

Overheard: Your old computer may be in Guiya, China



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Green computing, Technology

junk.gif And though U.S. states increasingly require that electronics be sent to collection and recycling centers, even from those...


January 17, 2008  2:02 PM

Overheard: Is there a market for the heat created by a data center?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Data Center, Green computing

datacenter.gif The designers of the new mall worked out a plan to connect their heat pump system to...


October 26, 2007  1:03 PM

Overheard: Bovine energy is serious alternative energy source



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Green computing, Technology

Bovine energy is a hot topic in biofuel research. Don't laugh. There are 1.5 billion cows on planet earth and each of them manufactures an average of 100 pounds of manure a day. That's a lot of methane gas. Before I read about


October 25, 2007  11:42 AM

Overheard: What is a pre-green bill?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Data Center, Green computing, Technology

jimmy_ray_purser.jpg "Get a copy of your company's electric bill. Determine how much you...


October 13, 2007  3:12 PM

Overheard: If you get the lead out, the tin man will have 5 o’clock shadow



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Green computing, Technology, tin whiskers

dr_richard_north.jpg "To prevent lead from being incinerated or accumulating in landfills after...


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