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  • IDC: Dump old infrastructure to go green

    IDC is urging local companies to reduce carbon emissions by replacing or virtualising old IT infrastructure. Speaking at IDC's Intelligent Green conference in Auckland earlier this month, US-based ICT and sustainability senior vice president of research Vernon Turner said New Zealand could improve on its score of 21 points in the IDC Sustainability Index. The ranking is an indicator of how well a country has the capability to integrate ICT into its economy to manage and reduce carbon emissions.

  • Fight the power costs

    There is no single answer that solves the energy usage problem but CIOs can look at four areas where they can make a difference, says Jose Iglesias, global solutions vice president, Symantec. These are data protection, virtualisation, power management and data centre design.