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NASA and Cisco set up 'Planetary Skin'

| March 10, 2009 | 0 Comments
NASA and Cisco set up 'Planetary Skin'

A new partnership was announced this week between NASA and Cisco systems to set up a global climate change monitoring infrastructure called ‘Planetary Skin’. The project will develop an ‘online collaborative platform to capture and analyze data from satellite, airborne, sea and land-based sensors across the globe.’ Image from the NASA Earth Observatory: Minchinmavida and […]

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Polycom sponsors massive video conferencing project for schools

| February 27, 2009 | 0 Comments
Polycom sponsors massive video conferencing project for schools

Polycom and TWICE (Two-Way Interactive Connections in Education) are sponsoring the Read Around the Planet 2009 project, which will link up more than 1,750 classrooms and some 52,000 students from five countries with video conferencing sessions. A fourth-grader in Berrien Springs, Michigan shares artwork and a story with fourth graders in Carthage, New York over […]

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LG solar powered handset arrives this year

| February 24, 2009 | 0 Comments
LG solar powered handset arrives this year

Days after Samsung unveiled its eco-friendly Blue Earth handset, fellow Korea vendor, LG, also showed off its version of solar powered handset. LG’s solar powered phone to arrive in Europe by end-2009 “Using renewable solar energy in the mobile handset is an example of our ongoing efforts to help create a safer, cleaner environment for […]

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Cisco Telepresence unites Filipino families

| February 22, 2009 | 0 Comments
Cisco Telepresence unites Filipino families

Two overseas Filipino workers got a chance to ‘see’ their families back home on Valentine’s Day, courtesy of Cisco Systems. As part of Cisco Philippines’ corporate social responsibility initiatives, the Pinoy Reunion program was started in January using the company’s Telepresence infrastructure to help overseas Filipino workers connect with their families back in the Philippines. […]

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BT’s green biz sees growth

| February 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

By CommsDay International BT Professional has seen the number of customers adopting green working practices grow tenfold with its Carbon Impact Assessment Quick Start. BT’s Carbon Impact Assessment audits an organization’s carbon emission levels and models how they can cut costs by reducing energy consumption. Its uptake was mostly seen in the security and defence […]

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Business case key to combating climate change

| February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Petroc Wilton, CommsDay, as a guest of Ericsson at Mobile World Congress Finding the business case in sustainability initiatives is crucial to driving sufficient investment in emissions reductions, according to Ericsson president and CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg. Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Svanberg exhorted operators and other sections of the industry to work in tandem […]

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Gartner: Video conferencing to carve US$3.5b a year from travel by 2012

| February 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

By Petroc Wilton, Communications Day Video telepresence could be stinging the travel industry for US$3.5 billion every year by 2012, replacing 2.1 million airline seats annually – if new forecasts from Gartner prove to be accurate. Analysts for the firm laid out its top ten predictions for 2009 and onwards at a briefing in Sydney, […]

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Measuring the environmental impact of the Web

| January 15, 2009 | 2 Comments

With 1.5 billion people logging onto the Internet on a regular basis, it is no surprise that someone would start looking at the environmental impact of simply browsing the Web pages or accessing the Internet from a home PC. The latest attempt, Google, the biggest Internet company around, is put under the spotlight. According to […]

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BT’s greening of the supply chain

| November 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

British Telecom is taking its internal sustainability practices and applying the principles to its supply chain here in Asia. Peter Beaudoin, who is responsible for BT’s sustainability efforts in Asia, says the operator is now putting more emphasis on corporate social responsibility practices of its suppliers when tendering contracts, to the point of actually visiting […]

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Huawei is first Asian member of Global e-Sustainability Initiative

| November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Pamela Perez, CommsDay Huawei has joined an environmental group for the ICT sector, making the Chinese firm the only Asian member of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. With the move, Huawei hopes to influence the development of the global ICT industry together with other major players outside Asia. “As people around the world are becoming […]

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