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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Top 5 Solar Power Computer Chargers

Most of the solar power computer chargers that are advertised today are ultra portable laptop chargers that claim to be all that you need when in reality most fall short in either charge rate or capacity. This is not the case with stationary solar charging systems.

Pros and Cons of Going Paperless

Next to all those piles of paper you have in your office, can you even breathe? Despite all those promises about paperless offices, it seems that people have never printed as much as they do now. This article is an overview of the most important pros and cons of going paperless.

What are the Different Types of Virtualization?

Virtualization is the ability of a server to run multiple instances of an operating system simultaneously. Each OS is unaware of the existence of the other guest operating sytems and runs as if it had sole access to the hardware. There are different types of virtualization depending on requirements.

What Are the Benefits of a Paperless Application?

Paperless applications are gaining popularity. Before adding paperless applications to your office, you may be wondering what the benefits of a paperless application are and why you should consider using paperless organizations in your organization. Learn about paperless applications here.

Understanding Problems with Using Thin Clients

Problems with using thin clients exist that can frustrate the deployment of thin clients in the business environment. By preparing for those problems in advance, however, companies can make sure that their move to thin client computing is one that facilitates rather than limits their mission.

Understanding the Concepts of Green Computing

Green computing is in the news a lot and is often a buzzword at trade shows and sales meetings, but what does the term “green computing” really mean? Here we look at the essential concepts involved with green computing to help readers differentiate between hype and reality.