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SITA and Orange Business Services launch global cloud

| July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
SITA and Orange Business Services launch global cloud

SITA, the air transport industry IT specialist, and global communications provider, Orange Business Services – the former communications arm of SITA, have agreed to jointly build a global, high performance, managed cloud computing infrastructure and offering. The new platform will see six seamlessly interconnected Tier III+ and Tier IV data centres in five continents, in […]

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Telcos to sell Microsoft Office 365 on cloud

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Telcos to sell Microsoft Office 365 on cloud

Major telecoms operators around the world will now be selling desktop software, albeit via the cloud. SingTel, Telstra, NTT Communications, Vodafone, Bell Canada, and Telefonica, have all signed up to distribute, or as Microsoft puts it, syndicate, Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 offering. Basically, Office 365 will give a user a package of software – Office, […]

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Green ideas from Cisco’s new data centre

| April 19, 2011 | 1 Comment
Green ideas from Cisco’s new data centre

Cisco has opened a new data centre in Allen, Texas that features some innovative ideas on energy efficiency and reliability on top of the conventional green IT methodologies. The tier 3 facility offers 38,000 sq. ft. of hosting area and is powered by redundant 10 MW feeds providing 5.25 MW of capacity for IT. In […]

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Why energy efficiency is critical for growth at Verizon

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Why energy efficiency is critical for growth at Verizon

Original article via CommsDay International Energy efficiency and network optimising might be one of the hottest topics for improving operational costs of telecoms operators, but the two factors might also be a critical factor for growth. Basically, an upgrade to the latest generation of equipment not only saves power and space, but it is sometimes […]

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Meeting global health challenges with mobile tech – grant from Gates Foundation available

| March 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

US$100,000 grants are now available from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for mobile developers who can come up with a solution that better coordinates the matching of vaccines to millions of infants in developing countries. The Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 7 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative […]

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Green data centres are “hot” in China – APC by Schneider

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
Green data centres are “hot” in China – APC by Schneider

Power systems specialist, APC by Schneider, has unveiled a new strategy that will focus on helping data centre operators drive energy efficiency through the implementation of its traditional power and power management solutions, but in an architecture that features enhanced integration and automation of the passive infrastructure within facilities. The new solution, dubbed InfraStruxure, was […]

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In search of the greenest telco on the Fortune Global 500

| September 28, 2010 | 3 Comments
In search of the greenest telco on the Fortune Global 500

A core part of Green Telecom Live’s theme is to promote carbon accountability in the telecoms industry. As such, we have produced the first ever research report into the carbon performance and the strategies of the world’s top telcos, according to the Fortune Global 500 list of such companies in 2009. The research was compiled […]

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US should triple R&D investment in clean energy, says high profile business group

| July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments
US should triple R&D investment in clean energy, says high profile business group

A group representing some of America’s top business leaders is calling for the U.S. government to develop a national energy strategy, including a more than tripling of the current investment level on R&D into clean energy. The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC), whose members include Bill Gates, chairman and former chief executive of Microsoft; Norm […]

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Should telcos start looking at subsea power cables

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments
Should telcos start looking at subsea power cables

As we noted a while back, the energy industry is becoming a lot like the telecoms industry. From what was traditionally national grids, the energy sector is going increasingly cross border. The notion is not new since subsea power transmission cables have been in place to deliver energy from power rich markets to power starved […]

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Verne Global outlines Iceland data centre plans

| May 25, 2010 | 1 Comment
Verne Global outlines Iceland data centre plans

Two years after we first published the Icelandic government’s plans to promote the building of data centres on its shores, a venture capital-backed start tup, Verne Global, is looking to make it a reality. Verne Global, backed by General Catalysts from Boston, Novator in London and the Wellcome Trust, is now constructing a wholesale data […]

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