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Incentives for Efficient Data Centers

Posted in data-centers, energy-efficiency, incentives, plan on February 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The economic stimulus plan considers small incentive to promote data center energy efficiency. …

… “But that $50 million could be directed to find new ways to improve the power efficiency of data centers … ” …

Via Greentech Media: Data Center Efficiency

Analyze Carbon Footprint and Action Plan

Posted in actions, analysis, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, ibm, incentives, it-services, model, plan, purchasing, recommendations, services on February 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM carbon footprint services
IBM offers set of client services aimed at understanding and reducing the carbon footprint, with impacts of up to 90 percent for datacenters and a corresponding reduction in cost. …

… “The Strategic Carbon Management offering uses a number of IBM consulting processes to help companies perform this analysis, including a carbon management diagnostic, carbon footprinting, green action planning and business case modeling. It uses measuring and monitoring tools and dashboards to help clients analyze a wide range of issues and opportunities, including carbon trading, regulations and incentives. The Component Business Model approach breaks the company down into logical segments – finance, operations, purchasing, etc. – and then provides an analysis as to which ones are the most energy and CO2 emissions intensive. ” …

Via IBM: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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

Dell Green IT Barometer

Posted in dell, efficiency, energy-efficiency, european-union, green-computing, green-it-strategy, green-procurement, greening, initiatives, it-strategy, michael-dell, plan, procurement, region-europe, strategies, strategy, study, sustainability on September 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Dell visits Europe and commends the EU on its green initiatives, such as sustainability, green procurement, IT energy efficiency. …

Michael Dell commends European Union on their green IT strategies

… “Dell today also released findings of a specially commissioned IDC Green IT Barometer Study that shows more than half of European IT managers already have a Green IT strategy in place or plan to implement one in the next 24 months. Seventy-five percent of European organizations cited cost pressure as a key driver for Green IT while 72 percent cited regulatory requirements. Mr. Dell said that European countries such as the U.K. are developing aggressive strategies for Greening IT, adding, Dell wants to work with private and public sector institutions across Europe to help them in these crucially important efforts. ” …

Via Dell: Michael Dell on European Union Green Leadership

Measure Baseline for Green Data Centers

Posted in asset-management, asset-utilization, benefits, cost-benefits, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, greening, improvement, infrastructure, it-project, measurements, measuring, operations, plan, power-consumption, power-utilization, research, utilization on September 14th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Developing your plan for greening the data center? Understand your energy efficiency improvement by establishing the baseline measurement systems now. Expect benefits to go beyond energy and look for increased asset utilization and intangible improvements. …

… “Measure first, green second. Measure your data center’s energy consumption before enacting any green or energy efficient projects. One hundred percent accuracy isn’t required … ” …

Via Forrester Research: IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Walmart Solar Roof

Posted in accelerate, energy-savings, operations, photovoltaics, pilots, plan, retail-industry, savings, solar-panels, solar-roof, walmart on August 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Solar Roof Installation
Retail industry accelerates the installation of solar power while US tax credits are in place. …

… “WalMart, the nation’s largest retailer, has 17 stores and distribution centers with solar panels in operation or in the testing phase. It plans to add them soon to five more stores. ” …

Via New York Times: Retailers Solar Energy Savings