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.
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The Federal Government: Going Green, Full Speed Ahead!

Is the federal government really going green? Or does Uncle Sam just nag its people in order to look good? Lofty goals have been set, and the government expects the people in its various offices to do their part to meet those goals. You can get some useful ideas here and also find some great links.

Which Are the Best Electronic Paper Displays?

The idea of electronic paper display (EPD) technology has been in vogue for many decades. The proliferation of e-books has brought e-paper to the center stage, but the technology of today’s e-books are only the tip of the iceberg, and the best EPD is yet to come…read on to find out more!

Buying Guide: Top 5 Solar Panel Backpacks

Want to go green by purchasing a new backpack? These shoulder bags have the space, compartments and all the extra features you want in a bag, but the best part is how environmentally friendly they can be and are a way to show-off your go green style! Find five top picks here.

Tips on Computing Energy Saving: Myths and Facts

There are ways to save energy while using your computer, but some of the tips you may have heard are either no longer applicable or are a sort of urban legend. This list helps you sort the myths from the truths so that you can truly green your computer and save money, too.

How Much Video Memory Do I Need for Virtualization?

Virtualization is the means through which several instances of an operating system can run on a single hardware platform. Companies use virtualization to consolidate the number of physical servers in the data center. The IT admin must carefully size the amount of memory used by virtual machines.

Soy-Based Ink for Printers & Soy-Based Toner

Searches on soy-based ink for printers have not been fruitful for home and office users because the formulations available are only for commercial printing equipment. This doesn’t mean, though, that users of desktop printers do not have a green alternative. Read on to find out about your options.