Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
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No matter where they live, patients increasingly have access to medical specialists, thanks to secure, high-speed networks that enable telemedicine. As a result, people can dramatically reduce the hours spent driving or flying to specialists, curbing emissions and fuel usage, as well as improving quality of life, the medical outcome and cutting costs. InTouch Health's Stroke Physician & ED patient via RP-7 unites stroke specialists with patients potentially suffering from this condition, a telemedicine solution that helps save lives without costly, time-consuming and gas-guzzling travel.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
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