Green Computing / IT

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!

What Is the Cloud? An Overview of Cloud Technology

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.

Using the Green IT Life Cycle for Home Computing

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.

Virtualization 101: The Basics

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.

5 Best Solar Bags for the On-The-Go Executive

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.