Green IT conferences are proliferating, like Green IT '09 which just took place in London. (Where are the slideshare presentations? Where is the video footage? For tech industry event organisers the guys at Tech:Touchstone seem to be in the dark ages...)
Sorry for that mini-rant.
Let's hope the green IT initiatives don't become casualties of the recession. Thinking about green IT is good.
Unlike industrial green initiatives, succesfully improving the 'green' credentials of IT usually results in cost savings. For example, companies clearly have a strong financial incentive to reduce the energy consumption of data centres. Similarly, using video conferencing and remote support tools reduces travel costs and carbon footprint all at once.
If you're attending the Cloud Computing expo in Prague next week, please check out the session on Green SaaS being given by Lluis Font, the CEO of NTRglobal (disclosure: Kennet portfolio company). Lluis is a great evangeliser of green computing, and he has some surprisingly simple ideas on how companies can save money and be greener at the same time.
I won't be able to attend, but I'm looking forward to hearing from you all about the event!