April 3, 2012
"Only 21% of companies surveyed are operating data centers at the highest level of efficiency. The vast majority – some 62% are somewhat efficient. And another 17% are operating at a basic level. Think about how those resources could be fueling business innovation!"

— Quote by Steve Sams, vice president of global site and facilities services for IBM.  Quote from a blog post at "4 Ways Your Data Center Can Bring New Value to Your Business"

April 2, 2012
"If you take the current global daily Internet traffic and multiply it by two, you are in the range of the data set that the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will be collecting every day. This is Big Data Analytics to the extreme. With DOME we will embark on one of the most dataintensive science projects ever planned, which will eventually have much broader applications beyond radio astronomy research."

— Quote by Ton Engbersen of IBM Research, Zurich.  Quote found in an Astron press release titled "ASTRON and IBM collaborate to explore origins of Universe"

December 15, 2011
"Although better hardware design can reduce energy consumption, companies must also take into account the utilization of their IT equipment. The utilization rate of certain types of servers can typically be only 20%. Underutilized systems expend a lot of energy on non-business purposes, thus wasting a major investment. Virtualization and consolidation can help utilize the entire capacity of your IT equipment."

— Quote found in an IBM Redbook titled "Smarter Data Centers Achieving Greater Efficiency"

August 4, 2011
"‘Project Green Insights’ seeks to demonstrate the benefits of smarter buildings through elements such as instrumentation through smart metering, interconnectivity through the Internet, and intelligence through energy analytics. Specifically, a network of smart meters will be installed in the selected schools to capture data on energy usage which will be transmitted, using IBM’s cloud-based solution, to the Internet for sharing with all stakeholders"

— Quote found in an article titled "Singapore Green Building Council Receives US$100,000 Grant from IBM to Help Build a Smarter Planet" at online site Green Business Times

June 22, 2011
"When it comes to environmental sustainability, the information technology community has seriously mistaken its priorities. Our latest research has confirmed what we have been saying for four years. The IT industry is already energy-neutral in terms of its consumption and savings, but there is still no credible scenario for safely managing the global production and disposal of literally billions of personal computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices. Yet even today, improving the energy efficiency of IT equipment is still the overwhelming focus of the Green IT community."

— Quote found in a blog post by David Moschella of IDG on Infoboom: The Green It Movement Has Lost The Plot

November 5, 2010

IBM App “Creek Watch” to Help Monitor Water Health in California (via IBMLabs)

October 28, 2010
"Consider the Perry Avenue Building… The building combines wind turbines, rooftop solar panels and reflective roofing to reduce surface temperatures. Rainwater is recycled in the toilets and there are even special accommodations for low-emission vehicles. The building’s functions are all integrated, managed and monitored with technology."

Quote found at “Smarter Buildings Make for a Sustainable Future" in an article written by Florence Hudson and published online at The Huffington Post

Perry Avenue Building

September 21, 2010
"IBM Accelerates Smart Grid Adoption: First to Offer Complete Smart Grid Communications Services for Utilities This new offering will allow utilities to transform their networks and make the transition from traditional to “smart” grids. With secure and scalable communications infrastructure integrated from the data center all the way to the sensor or smart meter, utilities can maximize service levels, better consolidate and manage security, execute network monitoring and management functions, manage assets, meet regulatory requirements and further accelerate the deployment of smarter grids – all while meeting cost objectives."

IBM Accelerates Smart Grid Adoption; Helps Utilities Modernize Communications Networks   via IBM U.S. Press Room, 21 Sept 2010

(Source: prnewswire.com)

August 17, 2010

China’s Dragon Hotel Aims to be the World’s Smartest Hotel (via IBMSocialMedia)

August 13, 2010
"As the first real glimpse into the transport sector’s impact on climate change, I’m pleased to see that there are some clear leaders making good progress in setting targets and making investments in low-carbon alternatives. The overwhelming conclusion, however, is that the sector as a whole needs to transform and realize the opportunity to make a profound impact on the environment and the business benefits to reducing emissions. Those companies which are already investing in that transformation will be better positioned for a carbon constrained world."

— Quote by Zoe Tcholak-Antitch, vice president and head of Investor CDP as found in Transport Sector in the Slow Lane for Managing Carbon | Climate via GreenBiz.com

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