Green IT

Tuesday’s News Roundup

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Techs are bracing themselves as the Mississippi Senate meets to discuss ways of saving money in the state budget. "There are plenty of opportunities for saving in the information technology field that various state agencies need to embrace for consideration, outsourcing and streamlining." [Y'all Politics] There’s plenty of room for green IT as the carbon cost of technology climbs. According to a recent study the IT, telecom, and entertainment sectors produce 3 percent of global greenhouse gases. That’s 1 percent… continue…

Green IT: In the Data Center and in the Board Room

As green IT matures, the need for green It expertise is growing as well. Sixty-six percent of companies surveyed said they do not have a Chief Sustainability Officer. The position is likely to grow out of the IT department where 44 percent of those surveyed said IT plays a central role in sustainability initiatives. continue…

Tuesday’s News Roundup

Posted In Working in Tech
Seventy six percent of organizations that froze pay in the last 18 months have either lifted, or will lift, the freeze by the end of 2010, according to a new survey. [MarketWatch] Onshoring has made cities like Jonesboro, Ark., Sebeka, Minn., and Macon, Mont., a hotbed of employment for a growing number of technology workers. [Network World] Those with Apple skills may find themselves busier due to increasing crossover of Apple consumer products into the enterprise. [ComputerWorld] IT will no… continue…

Yahoo Goes Green and Brings Overseas Jobs Back to the U.S.

Yahoo will employ more than 125 people at its new green data center in Lockport, N.Y., which harnesses some of the region’s natural resources such as a cooler climate, persistent Lake Ontario winds, and hydropower from Niagara Falls. The company has immediate plans to expand the facility and can add a building every six months. continue…

Green IT Making a Comeback

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You may remember green IT, which made a big splash a few years back: Reduce carbon footprints, minimize energy consumption, rethink architecture, help the environment. Then the worst economic recession since the Great Depression threw everyone off of their game. Now, green may be making a comeback. continue…

Thinking Green as Earth Day Approaches

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In honor of Earth Day, Don Willmott has some notes on making networks just a bit greener. Save the planet? Sure. But you can also save money. continue…

Tuesday’s Headline Roundup

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Young Job-Seekers Hiding Their Facebook Pages [Time] Green IT’s Next Steps [ComputerWorld] iPad Apps: A Sneak Peek [CIO] The Weird and Ridiculous at CTIA [cnet] Office Technology: Productivity Boost or Time Sink [ComputerWorld] Why Steve Jobs’ Coffee Date with Eric Schmidt was Probably Staged [Gawker] Are You Ready for a Biometric Social Security Card? [Time] Judge Deals U.S. Major Setback in H-1B Fraud Case [ComputerWorld] Dell Spurs Sales by Lending to Hard-Hit Small Businesses [WSJ] – Sonia R. Lelii

E-Waste Is a Problem We Can No Longer Ignore

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Don Willmott says it’s time to face the fact that as technologists: We own at least part of the e-waste problem, especially now that we’re all going through the exercise of downsizing, rightsizing, virtualizing, and shrinking our data centers. When the crew comes to haul away your old equipment, where will they take it? continue…

Greening Your IT Starts with Bubble Wrap

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Vendors and IT buyers can together work cut the waste out of packaging and shipping. The payoff? When less waste arrives at your door, you’ll save money on labor, storage, and waste disposal. continue…

Smart Grid Rollout Promises IT Job Growth

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As the nation’s utilities begin to gird for an estimated $200 billion rollout of new "smart grid" technologies – in part funded by more than $16 billion in federal incentives – nearly 300,000 new positions are expected to be created over the next four years. In IT, the smart grid boom is likely to spawn jobs in networking, software development, and IT security. continue…