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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Intel's Atom processor enables vendors -- such as Acer, Cisco, LaCie, LG Electronics and NetGear -- to design and sell low-power appliances that use less power and generate less heat than their predecessors. In July, the Bloodhound Project selected Intel's Atom to control the engine and in-auto systems of its 1,000 mile-per-hour Bloodhound supersonic car. The processors, which are similar to those used by netbook vendors, were specifically designed for use in industrial and automotive applications, and Bloodhound selected them for their power-saving and performance prowess, Intel said.
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.