it-strategy

Fujitsu Australia Green IT Truth

Posted in barriers, country-australia, fujitsu, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, policy, research, study on April 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fujitsu Australia surveyed IT leaders to understand their position and experience with Green IT intiaitives. …

… “Green IT: A Convenient Truth, a Fujitsu Australia-commissioned research paper that reveals that 95 per cent of Australian firms that have a Green IT policy save money. However, 60 percent of firms have no IT policy concerning the environment. The research, which covered 310 CIOs and senior IT managers, highlights the key drivers for Green IT policies where they exist and the barriers Australian companies are facing. ” …

Via FUJITSU Australia: Green IT Research Report

The Hidden Data Center Strategy

Posted in data-center, data-center-consolidation, dell, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, hidden-data-center, infrastructure, it-strategy, productivity, server-virtualization, temperature-control, virtualization on March 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell launches next-generation data center infrastructure products that improve energy efficiency and positions the company to support green IT strategies through the concept of the hidden (untapped, unrealized) data center. …

… “Dell’s Reveal Your Hidden Data Center strategy focuses on server virtualization and consolidation, decommissioning out-of-use equipment, refreshing legacy systems, finding the optimal data center temperature, utilizing containment and moving cooling closer to IT to help businesses improve productivity and energy efficiency in their existing data centers. ” …

Via Dell: New Data Center Infrastructure Products

Strategy ReThink

Posted in benefits, electricity-usage, energy-efficiency, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, virtual-data-center, virtual-storage, virtualization on January 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server virtualization delivers green benefits
Sustainable growth and efficiency combine to make virtualization a strategic choice for more enterprises. …

… “virtualization provides a business with an opportunity to do far more than simply cut its electricity bill; it also provides an opportunity to completely rethink the existing IT strategy and reorganize practices and management responsibilities … ” …

Via CIO: Green Benefits

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 Data Center Training

Posted in administration, best-practice, data-center, decommission-equipment, education, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, honda, it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-silver, management-tools, operations, practices, provisioning, training on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Honda designs and builds LEED Silver-certified green data center to support its operations. As part of its green IT strategy, it is educating the IT admins on energy efficiencies and other best practices. …

… “Data center administrators were trained in how to be more energy efficient. For example, they were advised to decommission unused equipment quickly and to use management tools to ensure that servers are optimally provisioned. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Honda Green IT

Chicago Green IT Strategy

Posted in actions, cio-perspective, city-chicago, configuration, configuration-management, datacenter, energy-capacity, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, power-consumption, savings, strategies, strategy on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Chicago IT team uses simple actions in its data center to save energy and increase computing capacity. …

… “Last year, we were in a situation in which our data center was almost out of power. Instead of adding power, we looked at our existing data center configuration. ” …

Via Government Technology: Chicago CIO Hardik Bhatt

Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Access

Posted in analytical-tools, assessments, benefits, collaboration, consolidation, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, high-availability, information-technology, it-project, it-strategy, pilots, practices, strategies, strategy on November 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recommendations for collaboration between government and industry include improving information availability for energy efficiency in data centers. …

… “Improve access to information – Develop and consolidate information about technical and organizational best practices for energy efficiency in data centers; information should include analytical tools for technology, as well as financial and risk assessments; information should also include simple checklists, such as basic items to consider for new IT projects; use pilot projects and test centers to develop real data on costs and benefits. ” …

Via U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategy Workshop: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations (PDF)

Green Technology Takes Alignment

Posted in alignment, cio-perspective, executive-perspectives, green-it-strategy, infrastructure, investment, it-project, it-strategy, mission, payback, roi, strategies, strategy on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The payback period for green IT investments can be fairly short, but projects may not be funded unless the CIO creates strong alignment for green strategies with the executive leadership. …

… “But taking advantage of the lush, green hue of new strategies comes down to a company level, and often depends on how well a CIO, CFO, and CEO can align their missions, Sams believes. ” …

Via Baseline: Green IT Infrastructure

Ambient Cooling for the DataCenter

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, data-center, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, leadership, power-reduction, strategies, strategy, tips, wells-fargo on November 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Wells Fargo IT leaders share insights on their green IT strategy, which includes simple facility modifications, such as using free ambient cooling for its data center. …

… “This system has provided a 15 percent reduction in energy use, since at least four months out of the year, the chilly Minnesota winter air really helps cool things down inside the data center. ” …

Via ZDNet: Wells Fargo green tips

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.

Green IT Strategy Plans in Manufacturing Industry

Posted in green-it-strategy, it-strategy, manufacturing-industry, market-research, plan, research, strategies, strategy on October 27th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Research report shares understanding of the manufacturing IT market where green strategies are prevalent. …

… “Only 32% of the surveyed manufacturing companies stated that they had no Green IT strategy, nor plans to implement one. 34% of respondents indicated that they have already implemented one with the majority having done so in the last 12 months. ” …

Via Research and Markets: Manufacturing Technology (Customer Focus)

Data Center Design Innovation Services

Posted in building, cooling-system, datacenter, energy-costs, enterprise, features, future, green-it-strategy, hardware, infrastructure, it-infrastructure, it-services, it-strategy, management, plan, power-consumption, power-usage, power-utilization, services, space, strategies, strategy, sun-microsystems, utilization on October 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sun Microsystems has positioned a set of professional services aimed at designing or retrofitting data centers to maximize energy efficiency and space utilization, while reducing power consumption and operating costs. …

… “Analysts are now saying that IT infrastructure power usage will soon cost more than the hardware itself, and enterprise datacenters are running out of space and power while cooling and energy costs are rising. More than ever, enterprises need to plan and build datacenters that will accommodate these and future IT needs. ” …

Via Sun Microsystems: Professional Services For Phases Of Datacenter Management: Strategy, Design And Build