Green IT Roundup: October 24-28, 2011

This week’s Green IT Roundup features:  The top 12 Green IT organizations, KPMG goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 25%, United Kingdom’s government highlights its ICT plan to become greener, Facebook decision to build a green datacenter in Sweden, Apple’s plan to build a solar farm for its data center and Employees knowledge pays off big for the Joie de Vivre hotels.

The top Green-IT organizations: Hard-wired to be green
The organization’s listed on ComputerWorld’s Top Green-IT organizations demonstrates how existing technologies and innovative thinking can make a huge impact on their carbon footprint.

Kaiser Permanente: Slashes data center power by 7.2 million kilowatt-hours
Through a team approach, Kaiser Permanente nabbed the top spot on ComputerWorld’s list of green organizations.  Working together, Kaiser Permanente’s IT and facilities departments were able to cut $770,000 from its power budget.

Government ICT Plan Becomes A Strategy Foursome
The United Kingdom’s Cabinet Office released documents highlighting its core strategies they plan to use to implement their radical ICT plan.  Aimed at realizing significant savings, the government plans to implement ICT strategy through G-cloud, End User devices, ICT capability and Greening Government ICT.

Climate Corps 2011: Employee Education Pays off for Joie de Vivre
Can a few employees really make a difference?  For the Joie de Vivre hotels, a few dedicated employees have been crucial in driving sustainability efforts within the organization.

Facebook Gives Green Light to Swedish Data Center
Facebook announces plans to build a green data center in Sweden. The new data center will be powered by hydroelectric power and cooled by outside air.

Facebook’s Arctic Servers & 5 Other Cool Data Centers
With the Announcement of Facebooks’s new Data Center here are 5 Other Cool Data Centers.

Apple Building Solar Farm for Data Center
Apple is planning a 171 acre, $1 Billion solar farm.  The solar farm will serve Apple’s cloud services including iCloud.

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