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Comprehensive Green Data Center Strategy

Posted in approach, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, strategies, strategy on September 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Want to tackle your growing storage challenge with green results? There’s a soft side to technology that needs some attention. Think about changing user behaviors and deploying simple housekeeping heuristics with respect to data management in conjunction with your storage technology solutions, such as virtualization. …

… “No one data center improvement will yield a green data center, a comprehensive approach is required. ” …

Via Reuters: Tips For Green Data Centers

Sustainability Through Collaboration

Posted in approach, challenge, collaboration, corporate-sustainability, enterprise, green-it-strategy, innovation, it-services, it-strategy, report, sap, services, stakeholders, strategies, strategy, survey, sustainability, transparency on November 11th, 2008 by FrankM – 1 Comment

SAP seeks collaborative innovation on sustainability
SAP publishes its first corporate report, discussing its products, services, and enterprise strategies enabling sustainability. The company is engaging its customers and community is a discussion on sustainable innovations. …

… “Based on its successful working model of collaboration and co-innovation – and acknowledging that the topic of sustainability requires both transparency and stakeholder engagement – SAP has issued an open call for dialogue to define the company’s top corporate sustainability issues, as well as product and service solutions. Using Web 2.0 tools, SAP is fostering an exchange with key stakeholders to challenge and guide SAP’s approach to sustainability … ” …

Via SAP: Sustainability Report

SAP Sustainability Survey Results.

SAP Sustainability Feed.

Emerson Data Center Consolidation

Posted in approach, challenge, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, design, emerson-electric, energy-efficiency, innovation on September 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson will build a multi-million dollar data center in its St. Louis campus supporting the consolidation of its global data centers and showcasing its energy efficient design features. …

… “The 35,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open next summer, will use the latest technologies from Emerson Network Power. The new data center will serve as a showcase for other data center developers facing the same challenge: using the significant energy these facilities require as efficiently as possible while achieving 100 percent reliability on a massive scale. ” …

Via Emerson: Innovative, Efficient Products and Approach in New, State-of-the-Art Global Data Center

DataCenter Lean Six Sigma

Posted in analysis, approach, carbon-dioxide-emissions, conservation, efficiency, emissions, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, green-sigma, ibm, information-technology, it-services, it-strategy, lean-manufacturing, lean-six-sigma, metrics, operations, power-conservation, program, services, six-sigma, strategies, strategy on August 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM brands a set of consulting services that will evaluate the IT organization for opportunities to increase energy efficiency and minimize waste. …

… “IBM’s Green Sigma consulting offering is based on Lean Six Sigma, a business strategy for carefully analyzing operations to improve overall efficiency, lower costs, increase quality, and add, change or eliminate activities and processes to improve overall performance. IBM’s Green Sigma consulting offering is based on Lean Six Sigma, a business strategy for carefully analyzing operations to improve overall efficiency, lower costs, increase quality, and add, change or eliminate activities and processes to improve overall performance. IBM’s own conservation efforts have saved 4.6 billion kWh of electricity and $310 million in costs, and avoided over three million metric tons of CO2 emissions since 1990. The company’s work-at-home program for employees saves roughly eight million gallons of gasoline annually. ” …

Via IBM: Measured Approach to Going Green: Green Sigma Consulting