The Green IT channel at Bright Hub is here to help to any home or business that wants to compute in a more ecologically friendly manner. The channel contains a wealth of articles, how to’s and reviews that explain the benefits of going green and which will enable you to choose the best green technical solutions, reduce your impact on the environment or reduce your electricity bill.
From the origins of Energy Star to reviews of energy saving software Managing Editor, Michele McDonough, and her team of writers lead you on a journey into the world of eco-friendly computing. Learn how to properly dispose of computers and other electronic waste, known as e-waste, with articles such as this on recycling printer cartridges. Find out all about cloud computing and virtualization. Gain a better understanding of how technology impacts the environment and what you can do to help reduce waste, cut costs and lower emissions.
Join the Bright Hub Community to share your experience and insight into green computing. Explore the media gallery, check out the latest trends and technology, voice your opinion in the comments as well as read articles and software reviews. We want to know what you think about being green!
Are you currently backing up your computer to a local USB hard drive or not at all? If you aren’t taking your backups away from your home, read this article to learn how to back your computer up to the cloud.
In the last article, we discussed what the cloud is and the types of cloud services offered. As most people are familiar with Software as a Service (think Gmail, Outlook.com, Dropbox, etc.), I thought it may be useful to do a roundup of IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service providers.
As part of a multi-part series of articles, I will walk you through the basics of the Cloud, some top cloud hosting providers and even a how-to article showing you how easy it is to dive in and start using the Cloud. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Cloud, it’s time to listen up.
Do you get lost in all the jargon surrounding Green IT? Or perhaps you have a nagging feeling that just buying an energy efficient laptop isn’t enough when it comes to reducing the carbon footprint of home computing? Help is at hand. Find out how you can use the Green IT Life Cycle at home.
Even though cloud computing is pretty much a household phrase in this day and age, there are still a lot of misconceptions about how this technology really works. Hopefully, these charts and diagrams will make the muddy waters a little clearer.
Are risks in security the major deterrents keeping your small business from taking advantage of cloud computing? Read through some of the best practices that can be followed to ward off these IT risks.
Green computing is the use of energy efficient technologies, techniques and devices aimed at helping the environment. Such methods also result in cost savings, and very often such cost savings are the major reason individuals and businesses decide to go green. Learn more here!
Cloud computing has been one of the biggest buzz words of the past year. What is it? Will it fundamentally change your life? This guide will give you everything you ever wanted to know about cloud computing but were afraid to ask.
Virtualization is the latest in business computing trends that promises reduced costs, increased efficiency and a greener tomorrow. To learn more on how your business can benefit from it and what your options are, we’ve gathered a collection of articles full of info!
Are you just blindly following the green computing fad, or do you really know something about it? Quiz your knowledge of Green IT with these fourteen questions and see if you’re ready to paint it all green.
One of the most important questions that data centers face is – how to cut down on energy consumption? So, here are some tips and best practices which can reduce the power requirements of a data center, and thus help in cutting costs.
Server consolidation provides a number of benefits to companies wishing to become more green or save the money spent in their data centers. How does a consolidation project through virtualization save energy? How does it reduce the total cost of ownership?
Companies that are looking to save costs, energy and manpower are considering constructing and using smart buildings. Find a brief description and learn what makes a building “smart" and how they are used to improve the efficiency of maintaining and running a building.
Virtualization of servers allows companies to rapidly deploy more IT resources with a smaller carbon footprint than they could if they had to deploy the same number of physical servers. Where data centers might have previously held thousands of servers, only a few are required.
A solar bag is one of the most convened ways to charge a laptop while you are on the go. You’re going to be placing it in a bag to transport it anyhow, why not use this time to give it a bit of juice? Here, we at Bright Hub give you the top five bags currently on the market.