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Spending on smart building tech to reach $21.9 billion in 2018, says IDC

Spending on smart building technology will reach $21.9 billion in 2018, up from $6.3 billion in 2013, according market research firm IDC. Key components of smart building technology will be wireless sensor networks and devices.

Green IT helps keep companies in the black

People don't talk about "green IT" as much as they used to, but that doesn't mean efforts to maximize energy efficiency aren't proceeding apace.

Server efficiencies help keep data center costs in check

Keeping data centers powered and cooled has remained a challenge in recent years as IT departments have hustled to keep up with computing demands.

For cooler servers, dunk them in oil

Like sunbathers on a hot beach, servers can benefit from a slathering of oil. At least according to Intel, which is touting the virtues of immersing server racks in mineral oil, having just completed a year long test of Green Revolution Cooling.

Facebook's Open Compute Project picks up steam

It has been about 14 months since Facebook surprised the Web world by launching a project to share its server infrastructure and data-center designs to encourage energy efficiency and help start-ups build their own computing capacity.

Greenpeace claims clouds aren't green

A recent report from Greenpeace is taking the cloud to task, ranking Internet companies on the efficiency of their cloud operations, and the results aren't clean. The report ranks the energy

Zero clients speed hospital care, lower energy bills

Doctors and nurses at Seattle Children's Hospital are making use of zero-client devices (also known as ultra-thin clients) to pull up patients' data at their bedsides, and meanwhile the devices are

How SAP uses IT to practice sustainability

SAP uses software to promote sustainability, and has four approaches to engage its own employees in the practice: transparency, tools, role modeling and incentives. Peter Graf, SAP's chief

Panasonic in the enterprise?

Panasonic is viewed primarily as a consumer electronics maker in the United States, but in the company's home country of Japan, it is viewed largely as an enterprise solutions provider, reports Kym

How managing energy can be profitable

As strategic innovation becomes a growing part of the CIO's job, a focus on energy management could prove valuable. If managed correctly, energy could become its own profit-generating unit, says