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  • News: State Street: Compression technology helped cut storage use by 50%

    The IT department at State Street has spent the past decade making its operations more energy efficient as part of an overall commitment to environmental stewardship at the financial services firm. But Madge Meyer, executive vice president, chief innovation officer and technology fellow, says the task is never truly finished. "We have a very mature program, so a part of our mission is to continue to drive down energy use," she says.

  • News: Baker Hughes: Wake-on-LAN technology has resulted in 40% energy savings

    Baker Hughes, a provider of oil and gas services, has made energy consumption a major factor in its decision-making processes.

  • News: Citigroup: Desktop standardization cuts energy costs by $6 million per year

    New York-based financial services firm Citigroup began a strategic data center transformation in 2005, with the goal of reducing its data centers from 68 to 24 by the end of 2010. Citi not only met that goal, but exceeded it by cutting down to 22 data centers.

  • News: KPMG: Aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% through environmental stewardship

    In the past 18 months, the IT group at KPMG has helped update and create new processes and workflows for the company's paper-, energy- and carbon-intensive systems.

  • News: Raytheon: Boosting data center temperatures cuts energy use by 30%

    As the IT sustainability program lead at Raytheon, Brian Moore says he saw a chance to learn from the company's past successes to find ways to deliver even more results.

  • News: Nixon Peabody: 300 physical servers were swapped for 30 VMware ESX servers

    Boston-based law firm Nixon Peabody has elevated its focus on sustainability to the highest corporate level. A chief sustainability officer and a Green Operations Steering Committee lead green initiatives throughout the organization, and IT spearheads and enables much of the work.

  • News: Northrop Grumman: Virtualizing or retiring approximately 3,000 servers

    Northrop Grumman set an important environmental goal in 2010: to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about 25% over the next five years. And

  • News: Siri, did your co-founder just quit Apple?

    The co-founder of Siri, the company Apple bought last year and whose technology powers the sophisticated voice control features of its new iPhone 4S, has reportedly left Apple to pursue other interests.

  • Opinion: BlizzCon 2011: The 4 Most Important Announcements

    You probably don't want to hear about Blizzard today, what with Battlefield 3 shipping to stores and launching tonight, so here's the Cliff's Notes version of what went down at BlizzCon 2011 this weekend.

  • News: Oracle buys RightNow for about US$1.5 billion

    Oracle is buying RightNow Technologies for about US$1.5 billion in order to boost its recently announced Public Cloud with customer-service software, the companies announced Monday. The deal is expected to close late this year or in early 2012.

  • News: Steve Jobs Media Blitz: Book, Web Memorial, and TV Interview

    California may have declared October 16 as the official Steve Jobs Day, but today, October 24, is certainly Steve Jobs media memorial day, with the release of Apple's Remembering Steve memorial video, Walter Isaacson's 656-page biography of Jobs, and a "60 Minutes" interview with Isaacson about the late co-founder of Apple.

  • Opinion: The HDTV Has HDMI, but the PC Does Not

    Mikeybud wants to connect an inexpensive PC to his HDTV, but the PC lacks an HDMI port. He asked the Desktops forum for advice.

  • News: Nokia's Windows Phone push meets its market test

    The moment of truth has come for Nokia: the company is expected to launch its first phones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS Wednesday at Nokia World in London. CEO Stephen Elop will have to convince consumers, operators, developers and retailers that the products can compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone 4S and Samsung's Android-based Galaxy family.

  • News: Apple Beefs Up MacBook Pro Specs

    Apple on Monday bumped up the specs of its MacBook Pro laptop line, while maintaining the same price points. The internal upgrade adds faster processors, more storage and improved graphics power for all three models in the line.

  • News: Google's Music Store to Get Google+ Integration, Report Says

    Google+ users will soon be able to share individual songs with their friends who can listen to the track once for free, courtesy of Google's anticipated online music store, according to several reports.

  • News: AirPort Utility for iPhone and iPad

    Until the release of the AirPort Utility app in October 2011, the only way to configure an AirPort Extreme Base Station, Time Capsule, or AirPort Express was from the desktop AirPort Utility software included in recent version of Mac OS X and available as a free download for Windows. The free AirPort Utility for iOS from Apple includes all the relevant functionality of the desktop software plus a little extra.

  • News: Apple quietly bumps MacBook Pro processors, graphics

    Softly, softly—Apple on Monday quietly updated its MacBook Pro line, bringing ever-so-slight bumps to processor speeds, as well as larger hard drives and a new high-end graphics card. Prices remain unchanged across the line-up.

  • News: Test Aims to Disprove Data Center Dogma

    In an experiment that began in January, decommissioned Trinity Health servers, networking gear and storage systems have been running outdoors in a simple shed without failure. Takeaway: IT equipment appears to be a lot tougher than conventional wisdom says. Insider (registration required)

  • News: HTC Sensation XL

    Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger -- Samsung's Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3in screen that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet, while the recently announced Galaxy Nexus pushes the limits with a 4.65 in display. HTC has joined the bigger is better party with the Sensation XL, an Android phone with a giant 4.7in screen.

  • News: 10 Twitter Bot Services to Simplify Your Life

    You may think that Twitter is just good for following celebrities and swapping tweets with friends. But the social network is capable of a lot more. Specialized services have tweaked it to turn ordinary Twitter accounts into robots that can carry out helpful tasks.


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