Last fall, Computerworld set out to identify 12 companies that are implementing strategies to achieve "green IT," Julia King reports. Computerworld selected experts to help develop a set of criteria to identify companies that are actively working to reduce energy consumption in their IT equipment or using technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions.
Companies in the Green IT dozen include Highmark, WellPoint, Monsanto and Ryder System Inc. Strategies utilized include virtualization, teleconferencing, PC power management and thin clients.
With IT leaders being publicly recognized for the work they are doing to reduce energy, more and more companies will be encouraged to follow suit.
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