Kobus de Beer, Dell’s enterprise brand manager, says adopting a ‘green by design’ approach to producing IT equipment has a dual function. “From a green perspective, it’s about designing products that contain fewer hazardous materials and procuring components for products that have less impact on the environment.” The other aspect is that these products are more efficient, adding business value.
Datamonitor research shows IT budgets are likely to remain flat in 2009, making cost-effective green IT likely to increase in demand. As such, says the report, companies no longer regard green IT and cost-effective IT as being mutually exclusive.
Most public sector IT managers ignorant on green IT targets – Network World via @DataCenterMktpl
Sixty percent of public sector IT managers are not aware of the government’s Greening ICT Strategy and the targets they need to reach, according to a survey.
HP collaborates with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – HP Power to Change via @HPPowerToChange
In this first partnership between WWF and the HP Asia Pacific Japan’s Personal Systems Group, HP has pledged a sum of US$10 towards the WWF Coral Triangle Programme for each HP Compaq dx2810 Special Edition Business Desktop PC sold!
Cell phone companies have been looking at the transition to OLED technology for mobile screens in no small part because of the energy-saving possibilities. Samsung has been leading the way with LG and others not far behind. But OLED displays themselves might get an energy makeover through a limitation on the number of colors used on the screen. A power savings of as much as 40% can be seen when using limited colors.