News and information about current green computing incentives and initiatives.
What are the best investments for cloud computing? There’s an assortment of suggestions from communication to storage systems & BI software.Yet the issues with cloud computing is not the ROI since cost is relatively low. The main considerations are threats to data security and breach of protocol.
Is cloud computing really a cost efficient alternative? A closer look at the regulatory issues with cloud computing initiatives explains why owners and CEOs find it hard to decide on putting their data in the clouds. Any breach of data privacy or security could cost millions in terms of penalties.
An Energy Star label does not guarantee a tax credit or a rebate. It does guarantee a product will cost less to operate, because it makes efficient use of energy. If you want a tax credit, or tax rebate, check with the IRS to see if the product qualifies before you make a purchase. Here’s how.
Can photovoltaic solar panels power a computer lab? Of course they can. Photovoltaic cells or solar cells convert electricity directly into electrical energy. (Solar cells are a different type of technology from active solar collectors which give heat, not electricity).
This article contains a list of sources for green technology grants. They provide funds for projects aimed at attaining a better environment and improving human living conditions. Find below the descriptions and mechanics on how the funds are granted as well as the requirements for applying.
Energy Star, an initiative of the US Environment Protection Agency differentiates devices and appliances based on their energy consumption or power efficiency. Savings calculators make it possible to calculate savings with Energy Star resulting in less energy consumption.
Disposal of e-waste raises serious environmental and health issues. Recycling e-waste is not just a viable solution to eliminate the harmful effects of e-waste disposal, but a sound business proposition in itself.
Thin clients and virtual desktops are often erroneously considered to be synonymous to each other. This article explores the difference between them more closely.
Cloud computing is one of the most powerful trends in modern IT. While the cloud offers vast opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of a business, it is also one of the few occasions where green initiatives can provide substantial improvements in a business’s profitability.
Grid Computing is still a new concept in computing. Applications requiring huge computational power becoming more prolific, and grids are the only viable solution. Let’s look at some examples of grid computing, and applications where they could make a difference.