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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.

Wi-Fi, mobile networks make up bulk of cloud energy consumption

A new report on the sustainability of cloud services has turned conventional wisdom on its head by blaming the access networks for taking up the lion's share of energy consumption.

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

Google working to cool data center with recycled water

Google is currently working to cool its data center in Douglas County, Ga. with 100 percent recycled water. Though the company expects to save money in the longer term with the use of recycled water,

Spotlight: PumPing Tap physically ejects power cords to save energy

Designers have come up with PumPing Tap, a power socket that literally ejects power cords from the wall socket in order to eliminate energy waste due to residual current. According to Gizmag, sensors

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