21 Mar '12, 11am

4 emerging IT trends that can amp up your sustainability programs

4 emerging IT trends that can amp up your sustainability programs

1. Shifting to cloud computing to provide new apps quickly Just like the Zipcar, cloud computing is based on sharing. An organization uses computing power owned by a third party when needed, rather than acquiring its own data center and equipment with the all the capital costs and on-going overhead. This allows an organization to focus on its core competency, those activities that differentiate it from its competitors. Given that most data centers continue to be alarmingly underutilized at 10 to 20 percent on average, shifting management of computer equipment will likely provide big benefits for your organization and the environment. But more exciting than optimization is the opportunity to provide new applications quickly, even if the organization is small. All of the apps reviewed in the next sections are available in the cloud. 2. Deploying sensors to enable new types o...

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