information-technology

Seamicro Low-Power Server Technology Insights

Posted in datacenter-server, information-technology, low-power, seamicro, servers, ultra-low-power on July 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SeaMicro CEO Andrew Feldman provides insights into the company’s low-energy servers.

NYC Data Center Consolidation Reduces Redundancy and Improves Energy Efficiency

Posted in cio-perspective, city-new-york, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, information-technology, infrastructure, services, technologies on March 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Mayor Bloomberg and New York City CIO plan to consolidate their data centers to drive operational and energy efficiency while boosting service. …

… “The City’s current IT infrastructure is highly-fragmented, with more than 50 unique data centers now serving nearly four dozen City entities – many of which are located in prime commercial real estate space. The vast majority of these facilities, and the technologies within them, are obsolete, and having dozens of City entities employ the varied capital and skill sets necessary to maintain individual data centers is an inefficient use of resources.

In his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg pledged to achieve cost savings by reducing redundancies within City agencies, including information technology resources. An initial step toward that goal, and consistent with a key recommendation in the 30-Day Report, is the Citywide IT Infrastructure Services program (CITIServ). ” …

Via Mayor Bloomberg: OVERHAUL OF DATA INFRASTRUCTURE AT MORE THAN 40 CITY AGENCIES

Data Center Skillset Includes Business Savvy

Posted in data-center, information-technology, skills on January 7th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Business, process, and relationship management skills will help data center professionals adapt in the future IT organization. …

… “In fact, he said, too much reliance on traditional skills (emphasis mine) could be a disadvantage in next-generation data centers. ” …

Via ITBusinessEdge: IT Skills

Make the Energy Efficiency Business Case

Posted in business-case, energy-efficiency, information-technology, investment, portfolio-management on November 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Information technology and business investments must compete for limited capital expenditure each year. Build a portfolio of high impact, low capital projects that can balance with the growth investments of your enterprise. And, start making the business case for investment in sustainability. …

… “When it comes to energy and resource efficiency, all companies are broken. The reality is that unless your company is in liquidation, you have a capital expenditures budget, even if it shrank this year. ” …

Via Business Mirror: Green your business

Abbott Labs Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Posted in abbott-labs, actions, award, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, environmental-excellence, information-technology, recognition, state-illinois, sustainability on November 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Abbott is recognized with the Illinois Continuous Improvement Award for environmental excellence based on its recent sustainability actions, which includes data center energy efficiency improvements. …

… “Reducing CO2 emissions by improving cooling efficiency at the central information technology (IT) data center. ” …

Via Abbott Labs: Illinois Continuous Improvement Award

Green IT Strategy Gaining Priority

Posted in carbon-footprint, comptia, e-waste, energy-consumption, green-behaviors, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-management, strategies, survey on October 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CompTIA takes pulse of the information technology organization to understand the priority of green IT strategies and sees rising momentum for sustainability in IT. …

… “According to the study, 60 percent of organizations have in place either a partial or comprehensive green IT strategy covering issues such as energy consumption, equipment usage, recycling, carbon footprint and green behaviors. Three in four organizations conduct ad hoc or annual audits to ensure proper e-waste recycling and disposal practices, and nearly as many (72%) conduct audits to assess their energy consumption/power management. Seventy-seven percent of organizations expect to have a comprehensive green IT strategy within the next five years, the study found. ” …

Via CompTIA: Survey Shows Green IT Commitment

Green Advocates

Posted in advocacy, corporate-sustainability, environmental-social-governance, green-it-strategy, information-technology, integration, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, sustainable-development on September 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Study provides insights in the sustainable thinking of mid-market leaders, where advocacy for green pursuits is integrated across lines of business and functions, such as information technology. …

… “Green Advocates (25% of companies in the study): These companies integrate environmental considerations into all areas of their business, including IT.” …

Via Industry Week: Midmarket Companies Green Strategies

Green Government IT

Posted in conservation, energy-consumption, government, information-technology, power-down, power-savings on August 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

With the size of government, small changes in energy consumption can offer significant savings. …

… “With an estimated cost of $0.10 per kWh, the government could save $23,400 in one night, from an act as simple as pressing off buttons or adjusting power settings. ” …

Via Washington Technology: Green Government

Southern Company Green IT Place to Work

Posted in green-it-strategy, information-technology, mass-transit, ride-sharing, southern-company, telecommute, van-pool on July 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Southern Company deploys green practices that make its information technology function a “best place to work” in the industry, according to Computerworld. …

Southern Company Green Practices in Information Technology Function

… “Southern Company offers commuting options including ride-sharing services, vanpools and a program offering subsidized mass transit passes. Plus, nearly 1,000 IT employees have the ability to telecommute, and about 300 of them do so regularly. ” …

Via Southern Company: Best Place to Work in Information Technology

Raytheon Green IT

Posted in data-centers, education, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-consumption, procurement, raytheon, space, virtualization on June 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raytheon information technology department supports the company’s sustainability objectives through smart and green IT strategies, such as server virtualization and green procurement standards. …

… “Raytheon‘s green IT strategy focused initially on the company’s data centers, where space and power constraints offered opportunities. ” …

Via Computerworld: Raytheon IT

Integrate Facility Management with Information Technology Organization

Posted in facility-management, information-technology, integration on June 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec Green IT Initiatives

Posted in data-center-consolidation, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, information-technology, initiatives, study, symantec on June 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec releases findings of its 2009 Green IT Report, based on survey results from senior-level IT executives. The information technology functions is implementing multiple green IT strategies focused on cost reduction and sustainability. …

… “Core Green IT Initiatives: IT professionals are regularly deploying several key initiatives for green IT purposes. Replacing old equipment was the most popular strategy, with 95 percent reporting new energy efficient equipment as part of their strategy, followed by monitoring power consumption (94 percent), server virtualization (94 percent), and server consolidation (93 percent). Additionally, more than half (57 percent) of respondents see software-as-a-service offerings as green solutions. ” …

Via Symantec: Green IT Study Findings