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Green Power Costs

I love contrarians because they make think. One great example comes by way of Margaret Wente's recent column in the Globe and Mail on the Province of Ontario's announcement of $8 billion worth of green energy initiatives (i.e. subsidies) on...

Making Solar More Reliable

Solar power is in theory fairly straightforward: sun to panel. Yet there are many factors affect solar performance including cloudiness, dust and dirt, shade, obstruction shading, and inter-panel-row shading.Moreover it is often difficult if not impossible to accurately tell which electricity-producing mechanisms i.e....

Eco-Sustainability through Unified Physical Infrastructures

As businesses grow, they are faced with the inherent technological challenges that accompany the addition of both headcount and physical footprint - namely, the task of effectively integrating disparate systems and technologies to create a single, unified environment to enable...

Smart Data Centers: Not a One-Size Fits All Solution

With convergence now a critical focal point for IT decision makers looking toincrease business flexibility, data centers need to achieve unprecedented levels of uptime to keep pace with business demands. The amount of data in the world is doubling at...

Five Five Keys to Selecting Effective Green Technologies From Verismic

U.K.-based Sparxent via its Verismic Software subsidiary that has some good advice on identifying promising green technologies in IT and at the same time avoiding greenwashing. Verismic Software develops solutions including power management  to extend systems management and service desk...

Green and Sustainable Telecoms Strategy

It's a popular topic to be discussed at the next World Telecoms Council meeting.  Members of the World Telecoms Council contribute to the agenda for all meetings. This November they have opted for three main themes:Green and sustainable telecoms strategyOpportunities for the...

Virtualization Green and Saves Money

Listen to Michael Schelin share information about virtualization, virtual pbx, shopping cart systems, fax to email, and colocation on DIDX podcast.Schelin is with the ShellTel. I met him the Asterisk community in 2005. After the interview was completed, he explained...

TelcoBridges' TCOGreen Campaign Reduces Carbon Footprint

 President Obama states in his speech in Lansing, MI that the creation of 5 million green collar jobs will play an integral part in his New Energy for America. The IP communications industry is paying attention to the Greening of America. For...

Kudos to the ITU, Now The Next Green Challenge: Wired Versus Wireless

Kudos to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for its work in developing methodologies to examine the environmental impacts and the benefits of IT communications (ICT). The ITU is developing tools to calculate energy usage and carbon impact arising from ICT lifecycles...

Wanted: A 'GreenDex

There have been plenty to the point of overload of competing green claims--that some times amount to greenwash--regarding the apparent and supposed environmental benefits of buildings, products, features, technologies, services, and practices: from LEED buildings to telework.At the same time...

Green Jobs?

In an exchange on contact center employment, Group Publisher Rich Tehrani expressed skepticism about the numbers of new American jobs, estimated by some sources at 5+ million that going green will produce.No one has explained to him why the U.S. will make...

Green Means Green

Companies are finally getting it that corporate green projects--once seen by many environmentalist skeptics as PR 'greenwash' to be rinsed off at the earliest so-called 'bottom line' excuse--are worth while even during tough economic times. The reason is simple: taking steps...

America voted 'green'

Last Tuesday a majority of Americans 'voted green'. They voted for, and the Electoral College is duty-bound to select Senator Barack Obama as President, whose platform contained an extensive list of green energy and employment initiatives, along with funding for...

Going Green To L-A...To ITEXPO West

The headline above sounds like an oxymoron, given that Los Angeles has for 60 years come to represent everything brown and ugly as opposed green and bright in the environment. For "L-A" was the first city--and far from the last--to...

SoundBite's Sensible 'Coupons On Demand'

SoundBite Communications has a 'greensmart' solution that saves trees, which convert CO2 to oxygen among other life-providing benefits, which is reminding consumers or businesses of coupons or other rewards they are entitled to by receiving the coupon or reminder through e-mail,...

To go green, avoid greenfields for offices and homes

There have been a lot of articles lately about green buildings and homes. So when I find out about the ones located in 'office parks' and low-density subdivisions on what had just been open space i.e. 'greenfield development' I just...

To Go Green, Go Dumb (as in computing)

The smartest computing solution environment-wise for organizations is to go dumb, as in dumb terminals.  Richard 'Zippy' Grigonis, executive editor, Internet Telephony reports that network computing either with purpose-built thin-client systems or even 'lobotomized' PCs connected to a network server use...

Telework: the ultimate green commute

The greenest, fastest, and safest commute, one that requires the lowest investment from your pocket and from your tax dollars (compared with mass transit and HOV lanes) is from wherever you are in your home to your home office. The same goes...

MyFax Offers Fax Users a Choice

As we approach Earth Day 2008 (April 22), companies are increasingly striving to prove their green “street cred.”   Internet fax service provider MyFax, is enticing office fax users to get rid of their old fax machines by donating them...

Organic Retailer Touts Fuel Cell Powered Supermarket

Whole Foods is announcing the opening of the first supermarket in the world to use fuel cell technology to power its store.   According to a company news release, Whole Foods is leveraging fuel cell technology to generate half of...

TMCnet Interviews ON24 CEO

TMCnet’s Mae Kowalke recently interviewed Sharat Sharan, president and CEO at ON24 to discuss Webcasting and the impact such technologies might have on the environment.   According to Kowalke, “New communications technologies like online conferencing are making collaboration among geographically-dispersed...

Can Virtualization Green The Emerald Isle?

SiliconRepublic.com is reporting that Microsoft’s server and tools business manager, Bill O’Brien, believes that adopting new virtualization technology — like that available in Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2008 — can save Irish businesses over 50 million Euros annually.   Said...

Land Rover Unveils Green Concept

Green is a major theme of this year’s North American International Auto Show and Land Rover is bringing something to the party. The automaker unveiled the LRX hybrid concept, a three-door Rover, showcasing compact size, lighter weight and sustainability-focused technologies....

Honda Stays on Green Message in Detroit

Yesterday, at the North American International Auto Show, Honda announced the debut of the company’s CR-Z, a lightweight hybrid concept car, and the FCX Clarity, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle set to begin marketing by summer.   The FCX Clarity...

GM, Coskata in Ethanol Deal

General Motors has entered into a partnership with Coskata in a bid to promote a unique process for turning biomass into ethanol.   The Coskata partnership also builds on GM’s longstanding leadership in automotive fuels development and testing that included...
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