Waiting for Green Technologies
Opinion: Customer demand can pressure vendors to implement green technologies.As someone who tracks lots of new and exciting technologies, one of the more interesting areas is in green technologies. On a regular basis I receive studies, releases and sometimes even demos of new products, techniques and technologies that will reduce power usage, cut down on waste and improve the efficiency of computing resources. And its all really great stuff. Fuel cell technologies that can run everything from a cell phone to an entire server room. Displays that work well using just a trickle of electricity. New power sources that make it possible to take technology to the most remote areas. Yep, this is all really exciting stuff. I just cant wait until all of these, and many other advancements, find their way into the technologies that I use, and that many businesses use, on a daily basis.
But unfortunately waiting is exactly what I and every one else is doing. In fact some of these "new" green technologies arent even all that new. Some have been in the works for many years now but have somehow still not made their way into the most recent computing systems.