The “Top 10” technologies of 2009

Gartner Inc. has ranked virtualization as the No. 1 strategic technology for next year, not for its "tremendously obvious" ability to virtualize servers, but for its increasing capability to virtualize just about everything

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Cisco sets major greenhouse target

Networking solutions giant Cisco is seeking to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its worldwide operations by 25 percent by 2012."To minimize our operational impact on the environment, we are curbing our company's

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Jared Heng

HP vows to reduce PC energy use by 25% in 2010

Hewlett-Packard Tuesday announced that it plans to reduce energy consumption of its personal computers by 25% within two years.To reach its goal, HP said it will reduce energy usage by integrating energy-saving technologies

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

10 power-saving myths debunked

Companies are finding themselves embroiled in a power crisis as they struggle to find ways to rein in soaring energy costs -- as well as do their part to address global climate change.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Logan Harbaugh

Tech’s looming battle against rising energy costs

IT has gotten a bad rap when it comes to energy consumption. Walk into any datacenter, and you can almost feel the carbon emissions leaking into the atmosphere. However, research shows that the

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Betsy Harter

Audit: US exporting harmful e-waste to other countries

The U.S. is shipping used electronic devices containing toxic substances overseas, with little regulation and enforcement to protect people and the environment in those countries, according to a government auditor's report.Multiple U.S. electronics

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Grant Gross

HP gives new life to used printer cartridges

Hewlett-Packard is boosting its effort to effectively recycle used inkjet printer cartridges, Wednesday introducing a new process that manufactures new cartridges from recycled cartridges that are separated and rebuilt from scratch.The "closed loop"

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Agam Shah

Laptop bags from the scrap heap

After hurting the environment by drinking coffee from plastic cups for many years, buying an eco-friendly laptop bag seems like a path to redemption. While searching, I came across bags made from coconuts,

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Agam Shah

New Samsung handsets made from corn

Samsung Electronics on Monday unveiled two new mobile phones made with plastic made from corn as it expands initiatives aimed at being more nature-friendly. The W510 is the first mobile phone Samsung has

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Dan Nystedt. Martyn Williams and

Fujitsu to show laptop with wooden case

Could this be the environmentally friendly laptop PC of the future? Fujitsu will unveil later this week a laptop PC with a case manufactured from wood rather than the more traditional plastic or

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Martyn Williams

Five Eco-Friendly Gadgets

Are you trying to be more environmentally conscious? That doesn't have to mean buying a Prius or installing solar-energy panels on your roof. There are less-expensive ways to be green, from bringing your

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Cathy Lu

EBay Launches ‘Green’ Online Marketplace

div> EBay Inc. today rolled out, a new online Green marketplace offering products that are made from recycled or natural materials.The site also allows shoppers to buy products built in developing nations.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

A green IT checklist: From first steps to stretch goals

Chief Technology Officer Arvind Thapar wants to bring new green technology to his company, but his proposed initiative -- installing wind turbines to generate power -- is decidedly outside the usual realm of

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

PC owners urged to manage power use and save money

SAN FRANCISCO (07/31/2008) - Businesses and home users can help the environment and save money at the same time by making better use of basic tools for desktop PC power management. It's a

Published on: October 10th, 2008 James Niccolai