Green IT

Monday, December 09, 2013 00:01 AM

Fake Green Comes Out in the Wash

When it comes to sustainability, it's essential for CIOs to establish IT systems and metrics to measure results and ensure the right data is collected and analyzed.

Monday, October 28, 2013 00:01 AM

Sustainability Goes 2.0

Chief sustainability officers need the full support of CIOs in order for them to be able to help a company be more environmental and operate more efficiently.

Monday, July 15, 2013 07:15 AM

Pixel This: No Paper!

Thanks to advances in software and the widespread adoption of mobility and cloud computing, it's now entirely possible for organizations to become paperless.

Monday, May 13, 2013 00:03 AM

The Next Generation of Green IT

With today’s high performance computing and cloud environments, it’s no longer necessary to sacrifice performance for the sake of energy efficiency.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 17:06 PM

Got Cows?

by Tim Moran Would you like to save some big money running your data center? Got Milk? Well, not milk, exactly, but Got Cows? About 10,000 of them? An HP Labs research paper presented at the ASME Inte....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:09 AM

Virtualization as Metaphor

Reading this article about a couple of Nobel laureates rethinking growth and other economic metrics made me think about...virtualization. Not so much virtualization as a technology, important as it is, bu....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 09:09 AM

Green IT: Cost Trumps Environment

No, green IT might not be the sexiest or more exciting IT initiative this year, especially given how hard it's been in 2009. But green looks poised for a comeback. And businesses are shifting their prior....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 15:08 PM

Green IT Back on the Rise?

Reuters, via the New York Times, reports that Green IT, which took a hit earlier this year, is seeing some renewed investment life. According to Reuters: "Investment is seen shifting from capital-intens....

Thursday, March 05, 2009 17:03 PM

Obama Names First National CIO

We were wondering when it would happen, but this morning, President Barack Obama named the nation's first federal CIO. Vivek Kundra, 34, rises to the national role after serving as chief technology offic....

Monday, January 12, 2009 10:01 AM

How Green is Google?

Urs Hölzle, Google's SVP for Operations, responds to a Sunday Times article that cites a Harvard study claiming that two Google searches "can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling ....

Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:12 AM

Pushing Innovation: The Government's Job?

NYTimes.com's Dot Earth blog poses an interesting question: Should President-Elect Barack Obama launch a federal Department of Innovation? Put aside any negative feelings about more government bureaucrac....

Monday, December 08, 2008 15:12 PM

Crystal Ball from CIOs: Bet on Green IT

Ed Cone and I have been charting the credibility wave of Green IT for quite a while now, and I think we both agree that things are looking up. In September 2007, we found that businesses were going green t....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 08:12 AM

Dell Says You Don't Need a New Data Center

Dell has a plan to extend the life of your data center, and it's got a revamped facility of its own in Round Rock, TX -- along with $29 million in savings -- as proof of concept. Many data centers now in ....

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 09:09 AM

Green IT Arrives (Finally)

WSJ reports on the trend toward cost-saving green technology, especially in data centers. How mainstream has Green IT become? Notice the explanation for neophytes in the following quote of that exotic te....

Monday, August 11, 2008 10:08 AM

Tech Vendors Push Green Day

No, no, they're not sponsoring a rock concert. They're pushing a day of energy conservation. Will it make a difference? Here'a a bit that caught my eye this morning: Citrix, HP and others are pushing a "P....

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