Tom Raftery is the lead analyst of GreenMonk , the Energy and Sustainability practice of industry analyst firm RedMonk.
Tom has a very strong background in social media, is the former co-founder of a software firm and is co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange.
By Tom Raftery on February 10, 2016
Yesterday was my last day working for RedMonk. I headed up RedMonk’s cleantech, energy and sustainability practice which we called GreenMonk, for almost eight years, but all good things must come to an end. I’m fortunate now that I’m talking to a number of people about next steps, and some exciting opportunities are already starting to […]
By Tom Raftery on February 2, 2016
IBM has announced the completion of the acquisition The Weather Company’s B2B, mobile and cloud-based web-properties, weather.com, Weather Underground, The Weather Company brand and WSI, its global business-to-business brand. At first blush this may not seem like an obvious pairing, but the Weather Company’s products are not just their free apps for your smartphone, they […]
By Tom Raftery on January 14, 2016
We have highlighted often enough what a poor job some cloud companies are doing of making their cloud infrastructure cleaner, and being transparent about their emissions. Against that backdrop, it is heartening to see some more enlightened cloud companies doing the right thing. Salesforce announced today its second renewable energy purchase agreement. The first announcement, […]
By Tom Raftery on November 29, 2015
“Oh boy, I just love buying inkjet cartridges”. Said no-one. Ever. They are expensive, they run out just when we need them most, or worse they clog, and there is never a recycling bin nearby when it is time to dispose of them. So what’s the choice? Laser printers? Well, they are good for black […]
By Tom Raftery on November 24, 2015
The utilities industry has typically been change averse, and often for good reasons, but with the technological advances of the past few years, the low carbon imperative, and pressure from customers, utilities are going to have to figure out how to disrupt their business, or they will themselves be disrupted. I gave the opening keynote […]
By Tom Raftery on July 2, 2015
The cost of solar power is falling in direct relation to the amount of solar power modules being produced. With no end in sight to this price reduction, we should soon be in a world where energy is in abundance. Moore’s Law, the law that says the number of transistors in computers doubles every two […]
GreenTouch release tools and technologies to significantly reduce mobile networks energy consumption
By Tom Raftery on June 19, 2015
Mobile industry consortium GreenTouch today released tools and technologies which, they claim, have the potential to reduce the energy consumption of communication networks by 98% The world is now awash with mobile phones. According to Ericsson’s June 2015 mobility report [PDF warning], the total number of mobile subscriptions globally in Q1 2015 was 7.2 billion. […]
By Tom Raftery on May 29, 2015
Personalised medicine is where a patient’s DNA is sequenced, as is the DNA of their tumour (in the case of cancer), and an individualised treatment, specific to the genotype of their cancer is designed and applied.
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By Tom Raftery on May 22, 2015
Equinix is powering one of its Silicon Valley data centers with a 1MW Bloom Energy fuel cell
By Tom Raftery on March 27, 2015
After returning from IBM’s InterConnect conference recently we chided IBM for their aping of Amazon’s radical opaqueness concerning their cloud emissions, and their lack of innovation concerning renewables. However, some better news emerged in the last few days. The Whitehouse last week hosted a roundtable of some of the largest Federal suppliers to discuss their […]