Monday, 3 March 2008

Climate Savers Computing Initiative at Cebit

Well it’s that time of year again. Cebit “the world's No.1 marketplace for digital solutions, trends and innovations” as the blurb says, is in Hannover from Tuesday for the rest of the week.

This year there’s a bit of a green focus, with 140 exhibitors showing their green IT solutions (although that’s only about 5% of the total!) centred around a Green IT Village in Hall 9, which could be interesting. The 140 are all companies and organisations that are able to make a contribution towards reducing CO2 emissions in the ICT industry.

One of the exhibitors is the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (Stand A40). This is the group of IT vendors pulled together by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the aim of reducing power consumption, and hence CO2 emissions, from the operation of computers by 50% by 2010 (I’m not sure what year they are measuring against). It has some significant members, including AMD, Dell, eBay, EDS, EMC, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, HP, Intel, Lenovo, NEC, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. If you’re there it might be worth taking a look (and don’t forget your comfortable shoes).

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