17 Aug '11, 12pm

London schools offer lessons in green IT (via @greenercompute)

London schools offer lessons in green IT (via @greenercompute)

Although universities are often criticized as ivory towers, divorced from the real world, when it comes to feeling the impacts of energy-sucking IT and office equipment, colleges are, to borrow a phrase from Us Weekly, "just like us ." Dozens of computers left running all night? Check. Sprawling data centers in need of serious energy management? They've got 'em. Ancient, energy-draining printers that see too much action? In every building. So a new study that shows how higher education institutions around London are putting green IT to work -- as well as what solutions haven't gained traction -- offers plenty of lessons for the private sector as well. The study was conducted by London Higher , an umbrella group representing 40 universities and colleges, and published as part of an ongoing research project on Green ICT in London HEIs (higher education institutions). The pro...

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