Worried about the environment but fed up with the greenwash that is being spouted by everyone from politicians and 'celebrities' to even the smallest of your suppliers?
With IT consuming 2% of the UK's energy consumption - the same as air transport - the issue is serious. To cut through the rhetoric we have teamed up with Global Action Plan and Logicalis to come up with some definitive environmental benchmarks and best practices for IT departments.
Please fill in the How Green is Your IT survey and pass it on to your colleagues to do the same.
Elsewhere in this roundup we examine the ramifications of the European Commission's dramatic court victory over Microsoft, the acceleration of software as a service and the dramatic decline of SCO, which attempted to take on the open source community and lost.
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Three must-read articles on Computerworld UK this week:
Birmingham council cautious on open source after pilot
Birmingham council will "not necessarily" opt for open source software in its planned refresh of 20,000 desktop PCs, despite running a high profile Linux pilot scheme.
Mobile phone use may cause a slowing of brain activity, according to a study of 300 people conducted by researchers in Australia, England and the Netherlands
Why you should fill in the Global Action Plan survey
Sun admits to problems in quest to position OpenSolaris as alternative to Linux
Test version of new IT systems not ready in time
Unlocking the iPhone in the UK will prove a costly exercise
One fifth of British IT projects run more than 50% over budget
Enterprise software giants on course for new clash
Digging deeper: EU Microsoft ruling
Headlines ranged from 'stinging' to 'stunning' but what does legal defeat really mean?
Microsoft loses EU antitrust appeal
A European court this morning upheld the bulk of an antitrust ruling against Microsoft made by the European Commission in 2004.
EU commissioner slams US reaction to Microsoft ruling
Competition commissioner takes on US Department of Justice
Green Monk blog
IT's Torch Bearer
Digging deeper: Software as a service
Digging deeper: SCO pays the price
Digging deeper: Security update
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