Nov 12, 2010

Cloud computing is making IT greener

Cloud computing is becoming a catalyst for greener computing. It can reduce the amount of energy companies expend in IT, and the economics of running a large data center is driving providers to find innovative new ways to reduce energy costs.

The study, conducted by IT consulting firm Accenture, found that small companies reaped the greatest benefit by moving their application office premises, reducing energy use and carbon emissions by as much as 90 percent. Large enterprises topped out at a still significant 30 percent.

That just quantifies what we already know: Small businesses have been buying much more computing muscle than they need, and today’s processors sop up more energy than their lower clocked predecessors. Let’s face it; most small business workflows don’t require bleeding edge hardware.

Successor to the Google Nexus One - The Samsung Nexus S perhaps?

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S is all but confirmed by now. It is definitely going to be one of the more popular devices next year due to awesome specifications. It has a  4.3- or 4.5-inch "sAMOLED2" display, presumably standing for "Super AMOLED 2" and implying that Sammy's made some advancements over the screens we've been seeing on the Galaxy S series this year. It'll naturally have Android Gingerbread (v 2.3) and be equipped with an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p video capture, 14.4Mbps HSPA, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.2GHz core of some sort, and 16GB of storage onboard. The deck describes it as having an "ultra sleek design," and judging from the side shot above, we'd tend to agree. As you can see, this device is made by Samsung and is the likely successor to Nexus One from Google which was basically high end hardware to showcase the new OS (Froyo), it seems that Google has chosen Samsung this time around. We can't wait to get our hands onto one of these devices to review them!

Click on the read more link for some more pictures!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...