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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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Canon launches ‘Generation Green’ brand

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Canon U.S.A’s new Generation Green brand aims to help its customers understand the company’s green initiatives. The brand consists of three product classifications: Eco-Conscious, which highlights several packaging changes to boost shipping and packaging efficiency; Eco-Standards, which marks products that adhere to industry standards

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Google injects US$10m into eSolar

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Google announced that it has made a US$10 million investment in eSolar, a California-based solar thermal power developer first identified as a partner in the Internet search giants RE < C initiative. The investment was part of an announcement by Google.org of core initiatives to combat climate change, poverty and emerging threats. More than US$25 […]

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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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Green procurement on the rise

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The ‘Greenness’ of technology vendors will become an increasingly important deciding factor as IT executives look for new purchases, according to the results of a new survey by market researcher, IDC. It is becoming clear across the board that end-users will be expecting vendors to take more responsibility in terms of bringing ‘Green’ products and […]

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Only three telcos make Global 100 “Green” list

| January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

The industry of telecommunications came in dead last in an annual list of corporate sustainability. The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is compiled by Canadian media firm, Corporate Knights Inc. and international investment advisory, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Inc. and lists the top 100 sustainable large corporations across 17 countries. The companies […]

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Video Ga Ga: My first telepresence

Video Ga Ga: My first telepresence

| January 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

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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US$30bn a year cost to help developing country adopt sustainable technologies

| January 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

While not exactly on the topic of sustainable telecommunications practices, a speech made by US Treasury Under Secretary David H. McCormick on China’s Journey to Environmentally Sustainable Growth at the West Coast Leadership Dialogue 2008, revealed some interesting figures on the role of the developed world in not only reducing carbon emission levels, but to […]

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Panasonic includes CO2 emissions as business KPI

| January 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Japanese conglomerate Matshushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., the parent company of the Panasonic brand, has pledged to make CO2 reduction a core part of the company’s key performance indicators along with CCM, or Capital Cost Management – an indicator created by Matsushita to evaluate return on capital against market expectations – and sales. Matshushita also […]

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New study adds social and environment responsibility to measurement of business success

New study adds social and environment responsibility to measurement of business success

| January 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new Cisco and British Telecom-sponsored study by global academics has identified three key measurements of business success for corporations in light of climate change. The study, “A New Mindset for Corporate Sustainability,” carried out by academics from China, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States, concludes that shareholder value should no longer be […]

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