The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Cisco and Google have shared the top spot in Greenpeace's latest Cool IT Leadership rankings. The leaderboard from the advocacy organisation tracks IT companies' efforts to implement environmentally sustainable technologies as well as businesses' political advocacy for eco-friendly policies.
By Rohan Pearce | 26 April, 2013 10:41
Cloud service providers have previously drawn ire from environmentalists for not being transparent when it comes to the energy efficiency of their data centres.
By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2013 11:10
Rising energy costs and increased spending on server hardware could mean more power and cooling strains put on data centre facilities over the next four years, according to an analyst from Gartner.
By Hamish Barwick | 22 March, 2013 12:10
Newly developed algorithms may be the solution to reducing the increasing energy consumption and cost of high performance computing (HPC) networks, according to University of Sydney director of HPC Professor Albert Zomaya.
By Hamish Barwick | 25 February, 2013 13:30
The University of Melbourne has reported an unexpected side benefit from deploying network security — saving money.
By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2012 16:11
Whatever else you may do with your PC, it's likely that you print out at very least the odd letter, document or photograph. Papers and inks can be expensive, so printing wisely isn't just a matter of choosing the right printer for the job; you also need to ensure it's properly set up.
By Sandra Vogel | 12 August, 2010 15:42
Sydney-based Verb IT is the first company in the Asia Pacific region to provision an HP Performance Optimised Datacentre (POD) next-generation data centre in a shipping container. The new Verb DC site where the POD is located is a standard industrial warehouse in Wyong on the NSW Central Coast (one hour north of Sydney). Verb DC is schedueld to go live in September after a 14-week project, including the POD delivery time. In what is being painted as a big win for the Central Coast IT industry, the new POD will provide computing services to local businesses and the world.
By Rodney Gedda | 20 August, 2010 08:57
IT buys the technology; facilities buys the energy. That's the way it's always been in corporate America. But that may be changing.
By Tam Harbert | 06 February, 2009 08:58
Sixty-five percent of consumers think some companies overstate their green credentials to sell more products, according to research presented by industry organization Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 January, 2009 08:11
The potential for wind power in the upper Midwest United States has led some to dub the region the "Saudi Arabia of wind." But tapping that potential isn't easy. In particular, the difficulty of integrating wind power into utility companies' transmission grids is hampering adoption.
By Ann Bednarz | 26 November, 2008 07:37
This document examines the role of peripherals in the Green IT ecosystem – both in terms of reducing costs of running the Green Office, as well as its role in the broader notion of environmental sustainability. Read on.