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Debate around the greening of IT has so far concentrated on how IT departments and suppliers can get their own houses in order, but at this week's Gartner ITxpo event in Cannes the role that IT departments could play in helping to cut business carbon emissions took centre stage. And Tesco illustrated that helping to green the business was the bigger prize when it revealed that IT accounted for just 3% of its carbon footprint.

Other highlights of the event included SAP's CEO talking candidly about the competition posed by software-as-a-service.

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Editor's highlights

Use intelligent IT to green the business, IT chiefs told

Greener business is 'biggest IT prize'

London Stock Exchange blames outage on Infolect

Connectivity glitch stalls trading for first time in seven years

HMRC extends Aspire outsourcing deal in bid to cut costs

Government chases 10% cut in IT costs

Readers' choice

SAP unfazed by rise of SaaS model, says CEO

Installed ERP systems are still 'keeping the lights on'

Queen's Speech: Government boosts data sharing powers

Two bills open the way to data exchange

China abandons plans to sell Olympics tickets online

Plan B, then: a lottery system

Avis Budget goes live with first SOA application

Software reuse on the agenda as firm eyes global efficiencies

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"There's an old joke about a shop assistant who tells a customer "You must be the twentieth person I've told today - we don't stock it because there's no demand!". Until there are simple procurement rules in place to ensure that government systems that use a web browser as a client work with all popular browsers, and that all documents should be in open standard formats, MS will remain the default choice. Inertia in procurement won't put OSS on the shelves or in government use."

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Green Monk: This is not a drill...

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Round-up: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

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Google launches open source mobile platform

Analysis: Google's Android mobile strategy explained

Google 'Android' platform a business headache

Ballmer dismisses Android threat

Digging deeper: Open source

Red Hat puts Linux into Amazon's on demand Cloud

Linux PC vendor to track pirate Windows installations

Red Hat helps Sun with open-source Java

Survey: Open source gaining traction in US government

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