BCS targeting greener technology adoption

The BCS and the Green IT Promotion Council have announced they will work together to promote the adoption of green IT.

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The BCS and the Green IT Promotion Council have announced they will work together to promote the adoption of green IT.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the GIPC, based in Japan, which will see the pair working more closely together "to share information about IT products and systems which improve the energy efficiency of the broader economy".

The partnership is "an element of their activities to address the issue of global warming", they said.

In addition, both organisations will collaborate and exchange information on best practice in green IT, share information between their members, and work to promote green IT across their respective audiences across the world.

David Clarke, chief executive of the BCS, said: "I’m delighted that we are going to be working more closely with GIPC to help the IT industry understand the issue and improve its green credentials.”

Hiroshi Suzuki, director of GIPC, said: “It is becoming increasingly important to achieve more energy efficient products as well as energy efficient leading edge data centres. We are pleased that we will be able to discuss it internationally with BCS, share best practice and encourage more organisations to consider energy efficiency.”

The GIPC was established in 2008 as a partnership among the IT and electronics industries, research institutes, universities and government in Japan. It promotes economic and social contributions by the electronics and IT industries against "global warming".

Last month, Greenpeace named its "greenest" IT products shown at the CES show in the US. Asus, Acer, HP and Samsung earned some of the highest marks from Greenpeace, while Wipro and Dell earned some of the lowest. Apple refused to participate in the process, but still earned an unofficial nod for its chemical free MacBook Pro. 

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