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Polycom Pushes High-End Video Conferencing

Video conferencing specialist Polycom says its HD-ready system, will boost take-up of telepresence, and cut business travel, but  analysts warn of slow uptake and hidden costs around the technology

What Will It Take To Make IT Go Green?

Whether they act to stave off a global crisis, or a meltdown in their own budgets, IT professionals need to have better information if they are going to clean up their act.

Can Sustainable IT Avoid False Accounting?

Now the word is out: there is money to be made in sustainable IT, we can expect the usual feeding frenzy as vendors try to cash in. This time, we can’t afford to fall for phony greenwash.

IT Industry Joins Energy Efficiency Push

IT companies of all sizes are looking to join the push toward greater energy efficiency by creating new power management tools that can curb carbon emissions. Cisco Systems is one company that is offering new software called “EnergyWise” that can monitor the energy consumption of different electronic devices.

IT: Part of the Problem, or Part of the Solution?

IT is a serious polluter – but it’s also the key to reducing carbon outputs, says Dr Hamadoun Touré of the ITU. We can use technology to slash our emissions, and still save the third world, he says. And while we are about it, why does every phone ship with a new power supply?