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Oxford University developing freeware to save PC power

| March 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Researchers at Oxford University aims to develop software that will optimise PC power consumption by making it easier for end-users and IT administrators to turn machines off when not in use. According to Oxford University, up to 50% of PCs in UK businesses and institutions are permanently turned on, while typical workplace computers are only […]

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Telepresence market heats up with major vendor announcements

| March 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Competition in the market for high-definition videoconferencing, often referred to as telepresence, heated up this week with all the major systems vendors announcing initiatives to drive sales of both systems and services. All the main systems vendors, including Cisco, Tandberg, Polycom, and HP made major pitches with partnership announcements, new product enhancements or customer successes. […]

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Cisco to help cities go green

| March 3, 2008 | 0 Comments
Cisco to help cities go green

Cisco hopes to help the world’s cities reduce their impact on the environment through the use of technology and applications and establishment of best practices in the area of smart transportation, energy management and environmentally friendly, alternative work arrangements. The company hosted its first Connected Urban Development (CUD) Global Conference this month in San Francisco, […]

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Telwares launches handset recycling program for enterprise customers

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Telwares, a consultancy that helps Global 2000 corporations manage telecommunications spending, has announced a new initiative to help its customers manage the recycling of old handsets. Launched as part of Telwares’ Mobile Lifecycle Management solution, the new cell phone recycling service offers a secure and green way to dispose of old phones. “It is estimated […]

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Malaysia to launch "corrider" for newable energy

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Remember Malaysia’s multimedia corridor during the dotcom era? Well now the Malaysian government is taking the concept into the renewable energy space with the announcement of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy. The Malaysian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, announced in February that the government will spend an initial 5 billion ringgit (about US$1.5 billion) […]

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U.S. tech adoption led to dramatic improvements in energy efficient and productivity – ACEEE report

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has identified a direct correlation between use of technology and the energy required for economy productivity. The ACEEE study, commissioned by the Technology CEO Council (TCC), found that it takes less than half the energy to produce a dollar of economic output […]

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Environment to gain importance in IT purchasing – Gartner

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

As part of its 10 key predictions for IT organizations and users in 2008 and beyond, Gartner says that the environmental impact of IT systems will become an increasingly important purchasing criterion for large corporations. Gartner predicts that by 2009, “more than one third of IT organizations will have one or more environmental criteria in […]

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UK firm claims industry most efficiency computer

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

UK firm, Cranberry, says its new Small Client, SC20, consumes only 9 watts of power, compared to the average power consumption of 750 watts by a typical mid-range PC. According to the company’s research, the SC20 offers a 95% reduction in carbon emission compared to the average office PC. The paperback-sized SC20 runs Windows XP […]

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Time for IT to pay up for inefficiencies – reports

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Two separate reports have come to the same conclusion: That IT organizations are slow to address climate change because they are often cushioned to the effects their systems have on energy costs. While the amount of energy to power the corporate IT infrastructure continues to grow, most IT departments are still not accountable for the […]

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Video Ga Ga: My first telepresence

| January 22, 2008 | 0 Comments
Video Ga Ga: My first telepresence

Comment: Tony Chan The room installed with the Cisco telepresense system wasn’t all that big. Inside the elongated room was a long curved desk that stretched the length of the room. Mirroring the curve of the desk on the facing wall, to form kind of an eye shape if you looked from directly above, was […]

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