Green IT

Intel pushes customised silicon, Big Data options in Asia
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Intel pushes customised silicon, Big Data options in Asia

August 21st, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Source: Intel Intel has received “lots” of requests for custom-designed chips and software that work specifically with these chips, as data centres look to run faster, cheaper and greener while crunching and storing...
Nine IT themes that will impact Singapore and the world
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Nine IT themes that will impact Singapore and the world

August 21st, 2012 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore believes nine IT themes will impact Singapore and the world in its recently released Information Technology Roadmap...
What next for the PC with Windows 8?
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What next for the PC with Windows 8?

July 23rd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Three scenarios that we think might play out as mobile phones and tablets converge with computers in the next 12 to 18...
HP trots out new line of “self-sufficient” servers
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HP trots out new line of “self-sufficient” servers

March 17th, 2012 | by Aaron Tan
Our insatiable demand for cloud computing services may have created a data centre boom, but cloud service providers and enterprises are still figuring out ways to build cheaper and more efficient data centres. Indeed, the rising...
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Savvis to invest S$100M in second Singapore data centre

March 1st, 2012 | by Aaron Tan
Singapore’s red-hot data centre industry has just received a shot in the arm when Savvis announced plans to build its second data centre in Jurong East. According to a media statement Thursday, the IT infrastructure...
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IBM predicts the future for 2016

January 8th, 2012 | by Aaron Tan
If IBM researchers get their way, remembering passwords will soon be a thing of the past. Big Blue has recently published a video of what it thinks will become reality by 2016, such as mind reading and generating electricity from...
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Sony’s new photo frames come with Wi-Fi

November 14th, 2011 | by Lester Hio
The DPF-WA700 and DPF-W700, once connected, can automatically retrieve and display photos shared on Facebook. Users can also hook up to an existing email account and view photos through...
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Dell and Microsoft go green with Bing Maps

July 31st, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
Microsoft is partnering with Dell to build a green data centre that will power Bing Maps‘ suite of geospatial imaging applications. The centre is located on the grounds of a Microsoft facility in Boulder, Colorado. Dell...
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Hitachi’s 100th year anniversary: a travelogue

July 23rd, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Hitachi celebrates 100 years as a company this year, and I was invited to Japan to attend their annual uValue event, where they had some fanfare for this occasion. This year the event runs from the 22nd to 23rd July at the Tokyo...
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IBM to city municipals: we’re experienced SIs

July 5th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Frustrated at the broadness of IBM's Smarter Planet message, Techgoondu drills down into what IBM can do in the green IT space for...
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Cisco bets on connected communities

June 16th, 2010 | by Aaron Tan
Networking giant Cisco Systems unveiled its vision of smart, connected cities of the future during a media event at the Shanghai World Expo today. In a showcase of interest to urban planners striving to build sustainable and...
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Panasonic aims to be number one green company by 2018

June 2nd, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Green IT is one really hot meme. At a press conference held by Panasonic yesterday at Marina Sands in Singapore, Panasonic declared their ambition to be the top number one green innovation company in consumer electronics by 2018....
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HP powers data centres with cow manure

May 20th, 2010 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Fancy your internet business being powered by cow dung? According to a recent research paper by HP, this is not a pipe dream. At the 4th ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability in Phoenix, Arizona, which started...