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Key highlights of NTT America’s new co-gen data centre

| August 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Key highlights of NTT America’s new co-gen data centre

NTT America has implemented one of the world’s first co-generation data centres using fuel cell technology. The project will put in 500kW of power generation from fuel cells from Bloom Energy, which equates to about 10% of the existing power consumption load for the facility. Green Telecom Live actually spoke to Kazuhiro Gomi, president and […]

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Heating buildings with cloud computing

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Some folks at Microsoft Research and the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia have tabled an idea that is both radical and utilitarian at the same time. The idea is centered around so-called, Data Furnaces, basically, servers, or clusters of servers, that will act as heaters inside homes or buildings. The researchers note […]

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Cloud computing can cut corporate IT emissions, but is it enough?

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
Cloud computing can cut corporate IT emissions, but is it enough?

A new study from the Carbon Disclosure Project has concluded that cloud computing can offer significant energy savings for large US companies, resulting in emissions savings by 2020 equivalent to 200 million barrels of oil, or enough power for 5.7 million cars for a year. Those figures, however, might not be enough to offset the […]

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Danish residential complex to be powered by 100% renewable energy

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Danish residential complex to be powered by 100% renewable energy

This is a very cool concept that doesn’t have much to do with telecoms, but certainly worth a mention. A new residential complex being proposed by Scandinavian architects, C.F. Moller in collaboration with energy consultants, Cenergia, for the Aalborg Waterfront in Denmark will see all 60 apartments powered by renewable energy. The unique design looks […]

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Five operators top European green telecom services research

| July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

AT&T, BT, Orange Business Services, Swisscom and Telefonica, have been name as leaders in the Green Quadrant report from research firm, Verdantix. The report compared ten sustainable telecoms solutions provided by 18 of the largest telecoms operators in the European market, such as video conferencing, online collaboration, and cloud computing. According to Verdantix, five telcos […]

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Internode wins second national environmental award

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Internode wins second national environmental award

Australian national broadband company Internode has won the Environmental Responsibility award in the 2011 ACOMM Awards, the second time in three years it has collected this accolade. Winners were announced at the ACOMM Awards Dinner in Sydney this month, attended by 500 industry leaders with the keynote address delivered by Minister for Communications, Broadband and […]

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ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa, the ITU is calling for the inclusion of ICT into the negotiating text of the conference. While climate change is certainly gaining mindshare at the UN, the industry was effectively sidelined at the last conference in Copenhagen, prompting outspoken criticism from some of […]

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Asia Cloud Computing Association launches ‘Cloud Readiness Index’

| July 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Asia Cloud Computing Association (Asia Cloud) is launching a “Cloud Readiness Index” designed to track the region’s progress towards a complete spectrum of cloud computing-based infrastructures and services. By mapping the conditions and criteria required for successful implementation and uptake, the association aims to identify potential bottlenecks that could slow adoption and threaten Asia’s […]

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Alcatel-Lucent joins leading institutions to highlight the role of innovation in driving sustainable prosperity

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Paris, June 30, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent has joined a group of international organizations to launch The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2011 edition, a sweeping country-by-country analysis of the role innovation is playing in the growth, prosperity and sustainability of both mature and emerging economies. The GII report provides a wealth of data that […]

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Schneider Electric integrates Intelligent Building Management solution into its EcoStruxure Architecture

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Schneider Electric announced that its EcoStruxure solution architecture will integrate IBM’s recently announced Intelligent Building Management Solution (IIBM). EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s comprehensive active energy management architecture portfolio that connects five domains of business expertise – power, white space, process and machines, building control, and physical security – within an open and flexible […]

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