By John Taschek on January 31, 2012
There’s a perception that cloud computing has become a “mature” technology, a perception shared by few but anticipated by most everyone else with the exception of those trying to preserve their self-interests. I don’t blame them – each person inherently protects self-interests. They’re wrong though. Cloud is not mature. It…
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By Sig Rinde on March 2, 2011
“Productive effort, measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input” And I bet you that the next word that is popping up in your head now is efficiency: ”Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense” All well and good and what managers are focused on every day at the office. And […]
My “Green IT – driving efficiency, sustainability and enabling efficient working practices” presentation
By Tom Raftery on April 23, 2010
Green IT – driving efficiency, sustainability and enabling efficient working practices Conference organising company iQuest contacted me last year to ask me to deliver a keynote presentation at their Green IT Summit. The event took place in Dublin yesterday and my keynote talk entitled “Green IT – driving efficiency, sustainability and enabling efficient working practices” […]
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By Tom Raftery on February 2, 2010
Following on from my earlier post about the importance of turning things off, we had a briefing the other day from a company called 1E. 1E entered the power management space about 10 years ago when they wrote NightWatchman. NightWatchman is a PC power management application which aims to reduce the energy wasted by computers […]
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By Tom Raftery on January 29, 2010
Today is the final day of IBM’s Global Eco-efficiency Jam (it finishes at 6pm CET today) and it has been awesome.
There have been hundreds of discussions on all manner of Eco-related topics – everything from LEED certification, to Green software engineering, to Energy Efficiency certificates to Smart cities and collaboration.
People have been asking questions like:
By Tom Raftery on January 27, 2010
Photo credit justmakeit
The IBM Global Eco Efficiency Jam kicks off this afternoon (January 27th) at 9am EST (14:00 GMT, 15:00 here in CEST) and continues right on through until Friday afternoon.
According to the IBM site the Jam is
a web-based event which will provide an unrivalled opportunity for thousands of public and private sector sustainability [...]