Thursday, December 27, 2007
If you're one that doesn't buy into the Green IT phenomenon, a good place to get a reality check is from the experts themselves. InfoWorld interviewed over a dozen IT industry experts from leading companies to validate the hype. Among their predictions:
- A continued emphasis on "greening the datacenter"
- A focus on scrutinizing vendor supply chains
- Technology solutions taking center stage in solving the climate-change challenge
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Where do you begin and what is a logical, easy first step? Reducing PC energy waste. Below are 10 other reasons why greening your IT department is an important starting point toward sustainability. The number-one reason - the bottom-line, of course.
Verdiem’s Top Ten Reasons to Go Green in IT
- It saves money (a lot of money)
- It’s the right thing to do
- It’s not easy not being green
- Sustained growth requires sustainable operations
- Attract and retain customers
- Inspire employees
- Improved reputation and brand value
- Be a cost-savings and sustainability hero for your organization
- Lower exposure to energy prices
- Energy-efficient IT is high performance IT
Friday, December 14, 2007
Vampire energy is estimated to cost U.S. consumers $3 billion every year. For those that don't know, vampire energy is a type of energy used by appliances when they are turned off or not being used.
GOOD Magazine sums it up nicely for the average consumer with a chart depicting just how much energy each of those devices is sucking up.
Some surprises are in store for the skeptics:
- A plasma TV sucks up $160 each year when not in use
- A game console sucks up $25 each year when not in use
- A computer can suck up $34 each year when not in use
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