Green Computing/Clean Tech

Tesla Solar Plan Would Cost Billions To Implement

By CloudBuzz | July 27, 2016

A 1,500-word manifesto that Elon Musk unveiled last week, outlining his plan to expand Tesla Motors Inc.’s electric-vehicle line and to build “stunning solar roofs,” may end up costing the company tens of billions of dollars to carry out. Musk, Tesla’s

Smart Cities And The Enthusiasm For Technological Advancement

By Jennifer Klostermann | July 13, 2016

Embracing Smart City Innovation In research studies from IHS and Frost & Sullivan, it’s suggested that by 2025 approximately half of the world’s smart cities will be located outside of America and Europe, the advantaged territories that currently boast the

Want To Save The Planet And Be Green? Then Go Cloud!

By John Pientka | July 4, 2016

Going Green Data Centers (DC’s) – they are hungry beasts. Ten years ago the EPA estimated that DC’s consumed 61 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in the US. Just three years ago the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) was calling the

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Energy Battle

By David | June 24, 2016

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Tesla Makes $2.8 Billion Offer On Solar Power Installation Firm

By CloudBuzz | June 22, 2016

Elon Musk on Tuesday sought to build a clean energy powerhouse as his electric car maker, Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), made an offer to buy his solar installation firm SolarCity Corp (SCTY.O) in a stock deal worth as much as

5 Ways New Technology is Having an Impact on the Energy Sector

By Eric Hebert | June 13, 2016

Tech Energy Sector We’ve discussed here in the past how cleantech (a blanket term that includes technologies that affect recycling, renewable energy, transportation, and others) is moving energy efficiency into the cloud, and how there are many very well-known technology

The Future IoT and Energy Collaborations

By Jennifer Klostermann | February 25, 2016

IoT and Energy Collaborations  The Internet of Things (IoT) was a key topic at this year’s Cleantech Forum, which took place in San Francisco at the end of January, and it seems both entrepreneurs and investors are confident the sector

Microsoft Underwater Data Center To Be Tested

By CloudTweaks | February 1, 2016

Microsoft Underwater Data Center “The sea is everything” Jules Verne Microsoft, believing that the sea holds the key to their future, has tested a self-contained data center that operates far below the surface of the ocean. The key to this

Smart Connected Cities Must Learn To Efficiently Collaborate

By Jeremy Daniel | January 21, 2016

Smart Connected Cities A study from research firm Gartner demonstrates how smart and connected cities require a large number of players to collaborate efficiently, in order to unlock the huge potential associated with cities of the future. The study focused

Going Green With Big Data And The Cloud

By Jennifer Klostermann | November 26, 2015

Green Technologies  Amazon has just launched its fourth renewable energy program, increasing its data centers’ use of green power thanks to a new wind farm to be built in rural Paulding County, Ohio. Starting in May 2017, this green plant

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities

By Alex Heneveld

Cloudy Apps New technologies often simplify some aspect of life, an aspect which was previously painful. But then, as soon as it is adopted, a technology presents new challenges and new complexities. With cloud computing, you can get a new

Green Cloud Computing – Green Power Usage Effectiveness

By Eirikur Hrafnsson

  A few years back the Green Grid developed the Power Usage Effectiveness metric or PUE for short to measure a data centers’ effectiveness of getting power to IT equipment. What the PUE tells you in simple terms is how

Demand For Cloud Skills Increases Around The World

By CloudTweaks

Demand for Cloud Skills Increases Thinking about adding more cloud skills to your repertoire? Stop thinking. The time to do it is now. For IT professionals, cloud computing skills are becoming an essential resume item. Companies are actively – and

Problem In Customer Support – What Mobile App Developers Can Learn From AmEx

By Barry Coleman

Mobile App Developers Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, marketing and… customer support? We don’t tend to consider customer support as a complement to marketing, but when an organization experiences success in retaining customers and securing customer loyalty, it’s

Overcoming the impact of a major disaster on their IT infrastructure

By CloudTweaks

Overcoming IT Infrastructure Disaster One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

By Paul Mercina

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean angry communications from employees and the C-suite and often a Twitterstorm of customer ire. See the recent Samsung SmartThings dustup

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

By Richard Seroter

Reliable Cloud Performance People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack

State of the Cloud Report

By Byron Deeter

Cloud Report As the definitive guide to the biggest trends in the cloud industry, this year’s “State of the Cloud Report” includes: State of the Cloud 2017 from Bessemer Venture Partners 1. A Look Back at 2016  2016 was a

Business Transformation And The IT Journey

By CloudTweaks

Business Transformation IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been

Cloud Proving To Be Major Resource For Hedge Funds

By CloudTweaks

Major Resource for Hedge Funds As we near the end of Q1 2013, hedge fund managers continue to generate higher returns. Following several years of sub-par performances from global hedge funds, investment managers have turned to cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service

Battling Bandwidth: How to Make the Most of Collaboration Technology with What You’ve Got

Battling Bandwidth: How to Make the Most of Collaboration Technology with What You’ve Got

Collaboration Technology As collaboration technology adoption grows, high-definition (HD) video has become the industry standard and has replaced the traditional, ...
Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

2018 Augmented Reality If you’ve never heard of “Pokémon Go” — or at least never had the concept explained to ...
Cloud Advances One Funeral at a Time

Cloud Advances One Funeral at a Time

The Advancing Cloud Forecasts scream huge growth rates for cloud but in the big picture it is tiny. Max Planck ...
GDPR Compliance

A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union ...
Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the ...
What Is Net Neutrality And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Net Neutrality And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality is a concept that has been the centre of a lot of debates recently, ...