- Chapter 3: Collaboration Is Key for Green IT
- IT Technology Vendors
- Data Center Design and Build Businesses
- Collaboration of Building Energy Management and IT Energy Management
- Energy Utilities
- Collaboration Within Your Own Company
- Universities Collaborate
- The Green Grid Collaboration Agreements
- Collaboration and Carbon Trading
- IT Vendors and Collaboration
- Al Gore and Green Collaboration
- Chapter Summary and Conclusions
IT Technology Vendors
There is evidence that the continued focus on energy-efficient computing has forced tech giants in Silicon Valley and other areas to collaborate more than ever before. This collaboration should result in a better range of energy-efficient products (hardware and software), as well as faster product turnaround. Companies are collaborating by discussing what works and what doesn’t work, instead of everybody having to reinvent the wheel individually.
For example, competitors like HP, IBM, and Sun are sitting at the same table to work out green standards with The Green Grid. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories such as Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and Pacific Northwest National Labs are cooperating in development of research and best practices for green IT. Government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are leading the effort to standardize metrics to measure energy consumption. Organizations are taking on the responsibilities that they can deliver on—not worrying about turf.