green-technology

Cisco China Investment in Green Tech Research

Posted in cisco, collaboration, country-china, green-it-strategy, green-technology, innovation, investment, region-asia, sustainability on September 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco invests in green technology development in the Chongqing, China area with an emphasis on sensor networking. …

… “Cisco will collaborate with Chongqing to build a Joint Research Laboratory for Green Technologies, focusing on innovation in wireless sensor networks and next-generation Internet. They will also establish the Cisco-Chongqing Green Technologies Innovation Center, which will accelerate the development and commercialization of green technologies, increasing cooperation between Cisco’s research facilities in China and building local capability. Over the next 5 years, Cisco will further invest in local companies that display outstanding performance in promoting sustainable local economic development through green technologies. ” …

Via Cisco: Chongqing, China Investment

Green Computing Checklists

Posted in check-list, energy-consumption, green-technology, it-management on March 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Here’s some valuable reference checklists for greener computing. …

… “Now, energy consumption has become a major issue – and it’s often unknown territory for IT professionals. ” …

Via IT BusinessEdge: Green Tech Checklists

Virtualizing the Data Center for Green Returns

Posted in accelerate, alignment, capability, cooling-system, data-centers, ehs, green-it-strategy, green-technology, growth, power-management, space, sustainability, techniques, virtual-data-center on February 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers will accelerate the implementation of green technologies, such as virtualization, when sustainability objectives and profitability goals align. Multiple perspectives must be addressed to develop a green IT strategy, such as power, cooling, space, and environmental / health / safety. …

… “That is, most organizations do not have the luxury, time, or budget to deploy virtualization or other green-related technologies and techniques simply for environmental reasons — there has to be a business case or justification. Virtual data centers, regardless of whether new or existing, require physical resources to support a diverse and growing set of application capabilities while sustaining business growth. ” …

Via Greener Computing: The Virtual Data Center

Green IT Predictions Cisco Leader

Posted in cisco, future, green-it-initiatives, green-technology, information-technology, predictions on December 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM Green Data Center
The future of green information technology is debated. …

… “Robert Aldrich, director of data center solutions at Cisco, predicts that green IT in the U.S. market will be replaced by more concise, definable concepts in the mainstream media … ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Green-Tech Predictions for 2009

Unified Communications Green Technology

Posted in air-travel-reduction, benefits, cisco, green-technology, telepresence, unified-communications, video-conferencing on October 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The case for unified communications is discussed, with benefits ranging from reduced travel to lower mobile phone costs. …

… “Reduced air travel: Cisco executives have hailed TelePresence, the company’s high-definition video conferencing solution, as the green technology of the century, largely because they believe it could dramatically reduce business air travel. ” …

Via SearchVoIP: Seven ways