The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Company size is not necessarily an indication of an enterprise’s ability to deploy Green IT initiatives, according to findings from Fujitsu’s Green IT benchmark research for the financial services industry. In the fourth report undertaken with research partner, Connection Research, Fujitsu surveyed 638 organisations in four countries — the US, UK, Australia and India — looking at areas such as Green IT lifecycle, end-user efficiencies, enteprise and data centre efficiencies, the use of IT in carbon reduction and measurement and monitoring.
By Georgina Swan | 07 April, 2011 10:24
If IT inefficiency was measured in carbon dioxide emissions, The University of Sydney's transformation from a "train wreck" to a centrally managed, efficient fleet of client computers is like taking thousands of cars off the road, says IT director Geoffrey Brown.
By Rodney Gedda and Tim Lohman | 06 April, 2011 16:27
A few years ago, we had the local electric company do a home energy audit. Our 19th-century house was hard to heat, and as we suspected, the inspector found we didn't have enough insulation. But our most cost-effective change turned out to be the purchase of a new refrigerator. You can't manage what you don't measure. Once you start looking at the right data, the results can lead you to solutions you hadn't imagined.
By Elana Varon | 22 July, 2010 03:40
It was 2006, and Tom Noonan had it all. Internet Security Systems (ISS), the company he co-founded and led as CEO, was pulling in $US400 million in annual revenue and on the verge of being acquired by IBM for a whopping $US1.3 billion.
By Jon Brodkin | 29 April, 2010 00:49
New York City's Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers is saving power and money by replacing its desktop computers with thin clients running virtualized operating systems.
By Joab Jackson | 05 February, 2010 04:33
Consumer electronics like monitors, even in standby mode, can be notorious energy hogs that silently add to monthly electricity bills. Companies are coming out with smarter devices -- including power strips, plugs and electricity monitoring devices -- to help pinpoint and shut down such electricity eaters. If used correctly, the devices ultimately pay for themselves over years by cutting electricity bills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
By Agam Shah | 12 May, 2009 05:14
Nearly a third of tech's power usage comes from PCs and peripherals, according to a new Gartner report. How can companies stem this power flow? CIOs can follow a few simple rules for saving energy and reducing costs. For starters, they need to avoid falling for some of the power-saving myths swirling around PCs.
By Tom Kaneshige | 21 April, 2009 09:19
The benefits of determining data center infrastructure efficiency as part of an effective energy management plan are widely recognised. The standard metrics of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and its reciprocal Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency1 (DCIE) have emerged as recognised standards. This paper defines a standard approach to collecting data from data centers and showing how to use it to calculate PUE, with a focus on what to do with data that is confusing or incomplete.