IT's Green Revolution Expands
Green IT isn't feel-good fluff or an excuse to buy new hardware. CIOs say low-energy/low-environmental-impact IT will be one of the most important technology trends in the next five to 10 years. Green IT means both lowering IT's energy usage and helping companies as a whole reduce carbon footprints, save energy and fuel, and reduce pollution. The U.S. is behind Europe, but regulation, savings and PR concerns, and support from environmentally minded employees, will lead IT in a greener direction. It helps that virtualization dovetails with this trend.
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