Round-up: Green IT initatives blossom

Top tier technology vendors have pledged to reduce power waste. A few vendors have launched more environmentally friendly products.

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Top tier technology vendors have pledged to reduce power waste. A few vendors have launched more environmentally friendly products.

The government is trialling thin client deployments to lower carbon emissions, and IT analysts have started weighing in with advice and guides on how to cut datacentre power costs.

Here is a look at all the green news from this week

Tech companies set green targets

Goal to cut 54m tonnes of global carbon emissions per year

IT ignoring real green issues

Data centre costs go unnoticed

Wipro launches 'green' PCs that comply with EU waste laws

Indian computer maker had been targetd by Greenpeace

Government promotes 'dumb terminals' to cut global warming

But details of taskforce, terminals and datacentres all missing

Local authority sets up solar powered Wi-Fi network

A solar-powered Wi-Fi network with 400 access points is being set up by a local authority in the US.

Forrester: IT 'on threshold' of new spending boom

IT managers must 'evolve or perish' in a new climate that will see spending increase - and will transform IT into 'business technology'. Forrester senior vice-president David Metcalfe explains

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