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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GroveMade creates iPhone cases made of bamboo, a fast-growing natural resource, and uses sustainable materials, natural finishes and responsible packaging. The company, which is made up of programmers, designers and artisans, coats the cases with a natural oil/wax finish. Much of the shaping is done by hand, and cases can be custom-engraved by makers led by Joe Mansfield of engrave and Ken Tomita of TomitaDesigns, said GroveMade.
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.