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Green ICT In Our Own Communities

We have much to learn from all the global Green ICT activities, but we can't forget to pay attention to our own communities. I was reminded of this during a rural bicycle ride, when I saw some abandoned e-waste. One month after trying to alert a responsible entity, the toxic waste is still there.

Green ICT Conferences Plunge Worldwide

The number of Green ICT conferences and workshops plunged 32% in 2017, almost disappearing from North America and Asia/Pacific. Europe usually hosts more events than do other regions, but accounted for a record 76% in 2017. We counted sixteen events for Europe in 2017, one more than the previous top years of 2013 and 2016.

How Many Billion IoT Devices by 2020?

We have counted ~20 billion devices attached to our global ICT infrastructure. Some of these, particularly consumer media devices, are considered to be Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.
IoT has all the Green ICT issues of any tech segment. How many IoT devices will we see deployed in the next few years?

What Is Attached to Our Global ICT Infrastructure?

How much gear is attached our global ICT infrastructure? Our 2017 inventory counts almost 24 billion 'edge' items, enough to consume more ICT energy than 'core' infrastructure such as data centers.

Green ICT Innovations

Researchers and businesses are advancing innovative ideas with potential for mainstream Green ICT. These range from products and services available today to futuristic concepts for tomorrow. The latest looks at research an in India tackling the problem of dirty telecom.

Green ICT Conferences

The most comprehensive directory of Green ICT conferences, workshops and other events around the world. Latest addition is an event in Italy.

Finding the Greenest Office Equipment

Many of the Green ICT certification and registration sites cover categories of office equipment other than the major ones for which we publish separate articles. (See list to the right.) Here is a look at those categories.

Green ICT Progress in Primary/Secondary Education

Our latest update is about a missed opportunity for Green ICT purchasing. Click on the 'education' tag and you'll see more examples of Green ICT being applied educational institutions of all levels around the world..

More Efficient Supercomputers

Energy efficiency is becoming more important to supercomputers, as ever more powerful machines consume ever more energy. Japan now leads energy-efficient supercomputing.

The Importance of Location for Green Data Centers

Location is becoming increasingly important to the sustainability of ICT facilities. We've been tracking activities which try to leverage geographic features for greener operations. This article focuses on Europe and Asia. (Another focuses on North America.) Our latest update highlights the relationship between renewable energy availability and overall desirability for siting data centers.

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