Today’s 10 – Tuesday, June 7

Today's Ten - ecoINSITE's must-read Green IT and cleantech links

Tsk tsk… The Consumer Electronics Association finds that when it comes to saving energy, consumers are game. Unfortunately, accomplishing it eludes them.

Also, Violin’s flash-based data storage story keeps resonating with VCs; ARM’s journey to the data center might make a pitstop at PCs courtesy of Windows 8; and a cleantech incubator sprouts in San Francisco. All that and more in today’s cleantech and green IT link roundup.

Consumers Still Clueless About Energy EfficiencyForbes Blogs
Encouragingly (for home energy startups) many expressed an interest in taking energy management into their own hands.

Violin Memory plays at $400 million valuationCNN Money
Company raises an additional $40 million as flash storage rival Fusion-io preps for its IPO.

Accelerators & Incubators: Greenstart Juices Clean-Energy StartupsPortfolio.com
One incubator aims to fast-track cleantech innovations with the same momentum that’s pushing social media and deal sites to new heights.

How Green is Apple’s iCloud?Treehugger
Pretty green, we can assume. But lacking specifics, it’s anyone’s guess…

ARM betting on Windows 8 to get big share of notebook marketZDNet
Is it a good intermediate step between smartphones and tablets to the data center?

Kaiser Permanente’s own energy efficiency metricDatacenterDynamics
By focusing on CRFE, the healthcare giant tweaked its data center cooling systems to dramatically improve energy efficiency.

Intel’s new smartphone chip is key ARM battleComputerWorld
“Medfield” is scheduled to start showing up in smartphones by early 2012. But will the company’s performance-centric ethos (vs. battery-preserving efficiency) hurt or help its case?

Siemens sues Samsung and LG over LED lighting patentsDigital Trends
The patent wars spill into the LED world.

BCS: IT Workers Need More Green IT SkillseWeek Europe
The British Computer Society finds that techies are lagging in Green IT. But guess what… They’ve got new certs for that!

AT&T to Spend More with Suppliers That Track CarbonGreenBiz
The telecom giant is taking more of its business to vendors that cough up their CO2 figures.

by Pedro Hernandez on June 7, 2011 · 0 comments

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