initiatives

Simple Green Initiatives Drive UK Efficiency Benefits

Posted in city-london, country-uk, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, greening, initiatives, pc, policy, printer, printing, savings on September 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Don’t miss out on simple, yet effective, ways to green your IT strategy. The UK initiative is realizing benefits from their techniques, such as turn-off and printing policies. The next set of initiatives will require additional mindset changes and technology shifts. …

… “Cabinet Office minister Angela Smith told the Greening Government ICT conference in London today that simple initiatives such as extending the lifecycle of PCs, making double-sided printing the default option, and turning computers off at night have contributed to the savings. ” …

Via Business Green: Green IT strategy

Angela Smith, UK Cabinet Office speaks about benefits from green IT initiatives ...

Xcel Energy Data Center Efficiency Program Created to Reduce Energy Consumption

Posted in air-flow, airflow, data-center-efficiency-program, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, initiatives, investment, peak-efficiency, power-utilization, program, project, rebate, server-consolidation, server-utilization, xcel-energy on July 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Xcel Energy creates a call-to-action for Information Technology managers to make data center energy efficiency a priority, by offering cash rebates energy studies and efficiency improvements. The company will support investment in more efficient servers, virtualization software to drive utilization rates, air flow and cooling optimization, etc. …

Xcel Energy Data Center Efficiency rebates planned

… “Xcel Energy will fund a portion of the study and pay rebates as projects are completed. An approved third-party vendor will conduct an on-site energy evaluation and make recommendations on energy savings, help outline a business case for energy-efficiency investments and detail how to best run the data center at peak efficiency. ” …

Via Xcel Energy: Data Center Efficiency program

Canon Generation Green Printer Capabilities

Posted in canon, capability, efficiency, energy-star-compliance, environmental-initiative, hazardous-material, initiatives, ink, printer, printing, reduce-waste, rohs-compliance on June 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Canon incorporates sustainable design features into its printers, using Generation Green branding for its initiative. …

… “Generation Green is Canon’s environmental initiative which includes printing multiple images on one sheet; individual ink tanks to reduce waste; Energy Star compliance that’s 25 percent more efficient than conventional models; RoHS compliance restricting the use of hazardous materials in electronic products … ” …

Via Imaging Resource: Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Printer

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

Business Ecology Initiative

Posted in business-drivers, business-ecology, collaboration, ibm, initiatives on May 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google Green Data Center Monitoring

Posted in chiller, cooling-system, efficiency, fans, google, green-data-center, hvac-design, initiatives, operations, optimization, optimize, performance, real-time-monitoring on January 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center performance monitoring
Google uses the Power Usage Effectiveness metric to monitor the performance of its data centers. When it assess variability in its efficiency, Google takes action to remedy the defect. …

… “As we review our real-time efficiency performance we might, for example, notice that one of our data centers is not performing consistently with others of similar size and locale. So we’ll take a closer look at optimizing that facility. Are we using fans to cool spaces that don’t need to be cooled? Is the thermostat at the right set-point? Can we reduce the time the chillers need to run while keeping the machines operational? ” …

Via Google: Clean Energy Initiatives

SaaS Green Benefits

Posted in applications, energy-efficiency, initiatives, it-services, saas, software, software-as-a-service on January 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Software as a Service model for application delivery enables companies to support their sustainability initiatives through energy efficiencies. …

… “In a time when going green is high on many companies’ priority lists, SaaS provides a great way to improve business processes on both fronts. ” …

Via E-Commerce News: SaaS

Sustainable Enterprise Initiative

Posted in fair-isaac, initiatives, marketing, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, sustainable-development on January 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fair Isaac’s sustainability initiatives are discussed. …

Data Center Virtualization

Posted in consolidation, data-center-consolidation, decrease-energy, disaster-recovery, green-data-center, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, high-availability, implementation, initiatives, it-services, pilots, server-virtualization, services, space, strategies on December 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sungard will support their clients green IT initiatives in the data center
Sungard positions IT services to enable the implementation of server virtualization in the green data center. …

… “Today, many organizations are investigating virtualization with an eye towards advancing data center consolidation strategies to decrease IT costs. These initiatives can also reduce power and cooling outlays, and cut data center space requirements, supporting green IT initiatives.

Companies should implement initial systems in a test and development – not production – environment and then scale systems from there. Another priority needs to be testing fail-over to a secondary site to ensure disaster recovery is working flawlessly to safeguard information availability. ” …

Via SunGard Availability Services: Data Center

IBM Climate Change Strategies Recognized

Posted in climate-change, data-centers, energy-efficiency, energy-management, green-it-strategy, hardware, ibm, initiatives, innovation, intelligent-networks, it-strategy, software, value on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ceres recognizes IBM for its strategies that advance the progress of climate change. …

… “Ranging from energy efficient hardware, energy management software and data centers to intelligent electric utility networks, support for solar development, carbon management, intelligent transportation systems and more, IBM’s initiatives are responding to this global challenge consistent with the company’s core value of innovation that matters. ” …

Via IBM: Climate Change Strategies

Green Infrastructure 2.0

Posted in accelerate, automation, benefits, cisco, dynamic-infrastructure, green-data-center, growth, infrastructure, infrastructure-2, initiatives, it-project, payback, system-automation on December 8th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cost reduction initiatives could accelerate the adoption of dynamic infrastructure technologies and have synergy effects on the growth of green data center projects. …

… “Cisco’s green data center initiatives could be given a sizable boost from dynamic infrastructure, because system automation would bring bigger payoffs. ” …

Via Seeking Alpha: Infrastructure 2.0

Notebook EU Flower Certification

Posted in achievement, assessments, asus, award, certification, computer-equipment, drives, eco-certification, eco-friendly, epeat-gold, green-asus, initiatives, laptop, notebook-computer, sustainability on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

ASUS notebook receives EU Flower certification

ASUS achieves the first EU Flower Eco Award for computers on its N Series line of notebooks computers. …

… “This achievement validates the eco-friendliness of ASUS’ N Series notebooks, which had already been honored with prestigious EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold awards in October this year. On a broader note, it is also a reflection of the growing momentum of ASUS’ sustainability drive – Green ASUS – which it initiated in 2000. ” …

Via ASUS: Eco Certification for Computers