Disruptive Technologies That Will Transform Our World

Disruptive technologies are rapidly changing our lives, our businesses and our world. The McKinsey Global Institute released an in-depth study on 12 disruptive technologies that are changing the way we work and live. These technologies bring new possibilities as well as new challenges for governments, business and families.[1] The idea of disruptive technology comes from […]

Technology and Energy Efficiency In Healthcare

As healthcare facilities consider ways to help lower costs while improving services, they might consider ways that IT can help lower energy consumption. William Pentland at Forbes highlighted the energy consumption problems in healthcare. In “Heal Thy Self: U.S. Hospitals Are Huge Energy Hogs,” Pentland writes that hospitals over 200,000 sq. feet are “gluttonous consumers […]

Green Data in a Culture of Consumption

In spite of the image of environmental friendliness among hi-tech companies, it turns out that many of these companies are high level energy wasters. The New York Times has conducted extensive research into the information industry, and the results are dismal at best. James Glanz at NYT writes, “Most data centers, by design, consume vast […]