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The value of a Rackspace cloud customer – US$255/quarter

| August 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

We know that cloud computing is supposed to be much more cost effective than traditional data centre services and managed hosting offerings, but just how much cheaper, and how does cloud computing revenue measured up for service providers? Those numbers are emerging as cloud service providers start to report their fiscal results. Specifically, Rackspace Hosting’s […]

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Nepal taps IBM to set IT policy for “smarter country” vision

| August 4, 2009 | 0 Comments
Nepal taps IBM to set IT policy for “smarter country” vision

The Government of Nepal’s High Level Commission for Information Technology (HLCIT) has tapped IBM to help with the development of “policy, frameworks, research and solutions to support Nepal’s vision of being a smart country.” As part of a long-term cooperation and collaboration, IBM will create an innovation policy to help the Government of Nepal achieve […]

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Mobile comms can save €43bn in energy bills per year – Vodafone

| July 24, 2009 | 0 Comments
Mobile comms can save €43bn in energy bills per year – Vodafone

A new report released by Vodafone and Accenture says that the use of mobile communications can reduce the annual energy bill for Europe by a €43 billion, equivalent to an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 113 Mt CO2e (metric ton carbon dioxide equivalents) by 2020. The figure equals about 2.4% of […]

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Cloud computing’s environmental benefits – the WHOLE story

| July 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

A new report by NetSuite makes the claim that cloud computing can dramatically reduce carbon emissions for its customers, but the initial release left out some important facts, which were later filled in by Greenspace, who conducted the initial study. Read our initial report and the subsequent clarification from Greenspace CEO and founder, Jason Howard. […]

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Ericsson and South Korea set for green 4G partnership

| July 11, 2009 | 0 Comments
Ericsson and South Korea set for green 4G partnership

Ericsson is reportedly preparing to spend US$1.5 billion over the next five years in Korea to establish what it calls a “4G-based green eco-system.” In a collaboration initiated in Stockholm, Sweden between Korean president, Lee Myung-bak and Ericsson’s newly appointed CEO, Hans Vestberg, Ericsson will work with Korean companies to develop solutions to use mobile […]

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Inside China’s smart grid – 1 million km of fibre

| July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

One of the hottest topics for government’s all over the world is smart grids. Not only are smart grids essential in driving efficiency in the electrical distribution infrastructure in any country, but intelligence inside the grid also means more reliability and protection against surges and outages, better management of generation capacity verse usage demand, and […]

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Who’s using cloud computing, and who’s not

| July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments
Who’s using cloud computing, and who’s not

As cloud computing gains acceptance as a mainstream technology platform, questions has also emerged on the benefits and challenges of the platform. While the efficiency benefits of clouds are widely recognised, there is now emerging debate on the ability of clouds to provide adequate security and reliability for enterprise applications, particularly in light of government […]

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Yahoo aims for world’s most efficient data centre

| July 1, 2009 | 0 Comments
Yahoo aims for world’s most efficient data centre

Less than a month after it took the stealth shield off of its data centre operations, Yahoo is again making news with the construction of what the company claims may be the world’s most energy efficient data centre. According to this blog post by David Filo, co-founder and Chief Yahoo, the company’s new data centre, […]

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UK government unveils G-Cloud

| June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments
UK government unveils G-Cloud

Mirroring similar initiatives outlined by the Japanese and US governments, the UK is calling for the adoption of cloud computing services for future government ICT requirements. “All those Government bodies likely to procure ICT services should look to do so on a scaleable, cloud basis such that other public bodies can benefit from the new […]

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China Mobile’s environmental pledge: 40% less energy per revenue unit

| June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments
China Mobile’s environmental pledge: 40% less energy per revenue unit

The world’s largest mobile operator by subscriber, China Mobile, has made the ambitious pledge of reducing its energy consumption per unit of revenue by 40% of its 2005 levels by next year, according to a report attributed to the China Daily. The operator’s target would effectively see a 8 billion kWh reduction in energy consumption, […]

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