There’s little doubt the cloud is helping businesses of all sizes — mega, medium or small — do a lot more than they used to. Cloud-based software, platforms and infrastructure are making it possible for organizations to provide more information to customers, offer more services and expand in new... Read more
Across the US, large utilities like investor-owned Pacific Gas & Electric and municipally operated Austin Energy have been working for several years to roll out smarter energy metering and advanced technologies designed to bring electricity services and operations into the 21st century. Smaller community utility providers, on the other... Read more
A Chinese technology company has enlisted the help of IBM to build a cloud computing platform that will eventually connect 300 million people to a wide range of “citizen livelihood” services and information. Yi Lian Zhong Information Technology (YLZ), plans to expand its existing services in Fujian Province to... Read more
More businesses are trying to cut their carbon emissions, whether it’s to meet the requirements of legislation like the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), reduce energy costs or keep green-minded customers happy. Most of these companies, though, tackle the challenge with a top-down approach, assigning a sustainability officer to head... Read more
Greenqloud hasn’t even launched its its renewable-powered cloud computing service yet, but it’s already receiving rock star-like attention in the cleantech world. Based in Iceland, Greenqloud is a startup that claims to be “the world’s first truly green public compute cloud.” It’s an IaaS (infrastructure as a service provider)... Read more
US researchers are studying cloud computing’s potential to provide a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to speed up discoveries and innovation in climate change, physics and biology. The programme is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the US Department of Energy (DOE). Cloud computing provides on-demand... Read more
UK-based ElasticHosts today announced the launch of its cloud server services for on-demand burst computing and Web hosting that can be immediately scaled to meet a customer’s changing needs. Unlike conventional Web hosting — which typically ties customers to a fixed capacity for up to two years — ElasticHosts’... Read more