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Displaying items by tag: Sustainability

Thursday, 01 October 2009 11:03

Canberra computer recycling day looms

Canberra residents will soon have an opportunity to responsibly dispose of unwanted computer equipment. Dell and the Australian National University are organising another recycling day.

Published in Energy
Friday, 17 April 2009 05:11

Telstra's tools to make Australian IT greener

Telstra and the World Wildlife Fund Australia have produced a white paper and a set of tools to enable Australian enterprise and government organisations to estimate the environmental and financial benefits of ICT investment.

In the midst of the world financial crisis, green IT still remains a top priority on the IT agenda of governments and is growing in importance for the public sector, according to a report released by Ovum after the recent G20 summit in London.
Friday, 03 April 2009 06:56

Give your gaming a green tinge

See all those little red lights on your electrical equipment?  Remember all those “black balloon” adverts?  Feeling too lazy to flick the switch at the point after a gaming session?  If so, there are a couple of new products about to hit the Australian market that might save your hip pocket as well as your ever-polluting soul.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 17 March 2009 11:53

Not easy being a Green IT manager in Australia

Despite large volumes of rhetoric Australian IT managers are doing a woeful job of implementing Green IT policies, according to a new report. To make matters worse, the vast majority of senior IT executives are not even in the early stages of formulating, let alone implementing a Green IT policy.

Published in Beerfiles
Following hot on the heels of its 'Intelligent Urbanisation' initiative Cisco has signed an MoU with Metropolis, an association comprised of 106 of the world's largest cities, to develop its 'Vision 2030' for sustainable cities around the world.

Published in Market
While US printing presses are working overtime trying to create enough dollars to meet demand, Australian researchers are developing a way to use the same process to harness the energy of the sun.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 09:33

Keeping cool using the summer heat

Scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) are researching ways to use the sun’s energy to cool homes and offices.

Published in Energy
Friday, 09 January 2009 08:20

Apple shareholders propose, directors oppose

Apple shareholders are putting four motions to the company's annual meeting on February 25, but the board of directors is opposing each and every one of them.

Published in Core Dump
Businesses everywhere are looking to cut costs in the grip of reduced consumer spending, decreased advertising and a general slowdown of trade. Linux can aid you in cutting your infrastructure costs - no matter your platform of choice.

Published in The Linux Distillery
A report has been released blaming gamers for a US1$billion waste in electricity via their beloved consoles.  But checking out the report further highlights a gross assumption.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 20 November 2008 16:10

How green is your charger? The answer's in the stars

Five of the leading mobile handset vendors have joined forces to introduce a common rating system to indicate the efficiency of their mobile phone chargers.

Thursday, 13 November 2008 05:22

Fujitsu helps clients check green credentials

A new online diagnostic tool offered by Fujitsu helps its clients move towards environmental sustainability.

Published in Energy
A new tip in IBM's developerWorks shows you how to monitor application usage, system attributes, and user activity to more effectively use the power-management systems of your Linux laptop or desktop computer.

Published in Energy
Australia is to host a distributed energy conference in November, organised by the CSIRO. The event, hosted in Sydney, will focus on ways to generate renewable and other sources energy closer to the places that use them.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 05:56

How to save 12 percent on your power bill instantly

In a typical household, over 12 percent of the power bill goes on the small amounts of power consumed by devices in standby mode.  Are you a gamer?  Well ratchet that figure up considerably further.  TrickleStar have a device to save that waste.  iTWire spoke to co-founder Bernard Emby recently.

Published in Energy
Communications Alliance, the peak body representing Australia's telecommunications industry, is not happy that the ICT industry has not been included in the climate change/carbon reduction debate by the Australian Government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Scientists at Monash University in Australia, together with Princeton University and the CSIRO, have discovered a new way to produce Hydrogen from water using artificial photosynthesis. The process, which uses chemicals found in plants, works even under low light conditions and with ordinary sea water, according to the lead researcher.

Published in Energy
Monday, 11 August 2008 06:43

New 'green' rules for plug-in power packs

How many of those plug-in low voltage power packs are in your home: to charge your cellphone, power your Internet router, cordless phone, children's toys etc etc. When they are plugged in, they are sucking power whether they are being used or not. And from December they will have to meet new standards aimed at reducing the amount of energy they waste.

Published in Cornered!
Dimension Data has launched a range of consulting services designed to help office-based organisations develop and implement an integrated approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their IT&T systems.

Published in Market
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