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Big cloud names, White House launch climate impact planning tool

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new initiative launched by the White House, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the World Resources Institute has unveiled the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness to help corporations make long-term plans to cope with climate change. The initiative will tapped into big data analytics in an open-source platform to give interested parties access to climate data […]

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Microsoft to Fund Smart City Players in India – India West

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mumbai: Microsoft chief Satya Nadella on Thursday said the tech giant will fund hundreds of new entrepreneurs in the smart-city sector in India and is overwhelmed by the country’s start-up culture, especially in the e-commerce arena. Source: Microsoft to Fund Smart City Players in India – India West: India

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Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

The Carbon Disclosure Project has named its A List companies for 2015. The A List represents companies that were graded ‘A’ for their climate change mitigation and reporting efforts for the past year – basically scoring 85 out 100 in the CDP grading. In addition, companies will have to score maximum points for reducing emissions […]

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Telstra to provide M2M services to Komatsu

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Australia’s incumbent telco Telstra has signed a three year deal to provide a host of services, including machine-to-machine services to heavy machinery manufacturer Komatsu. The US$23 million deal includes the communications and management infrastructure to remotely download performance data from some 700 pieces of equipment in mine sites, according to a report in Mobile World […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft currently better value than OpenStack distributions for TCO: 451 Research

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

451 Research launched its latest Cloud Price Index, the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the cost of cloud computing. For the first time in the industry, buyers have complete transparency into the complex pricing models of both public and private clouds, analysis of the total cost of ownership, and insight into the ‘golden ratios’ […]

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$20 Billion: What Microsoft Wants To Earn From Cloud Business In Fiscal Year 2018

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft aims to achieve an annual revenue amount of $20 billion from its cloud-computing business in fiscal year 2018. This means it should be able to triple its cloud revenue over a three-year period. Source: $20 Billion: What Microsoft Wants To Earn From Cloud Business In Fiscal Year 2018 : BIZ TECH : Tech Times

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Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

Intel uses 2.5 billion kWh of green power per year, giving the company the top spot in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Green Power Partnership ranking for the Fortune 5000. The EPA Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages corporate purchase of renewable energy in the US. According to the EPA figures, Intel now […]

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Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

As someone who writes about green telecommunications practices, the focus for me has always been on driving energy efficiency at increasingly power-hungry data centres, especially those powering big cloud services. Greenpeace however has highlighted another key aspect of the insatiable appetite for power from data centre – the fact that most of them are powered […]

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Microsoft to provide massive Indian cloud package at no charge

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Microsoft won what is reportedly its biggest cloud computing deployment yet, sealing a contract to supply its software and services to some 7.5 million students and professors across technical colleges at All India Council For Technical Education. As part of the deal, Microsoft will supply its Live.edu suite of services, which includes Outlook Live, Office […]

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