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Innovation, Not Technology, is Key to Sustainability

At Macanta we believe that it is innovation such as our eco-ITSM service that will be key to sustainability, and not just technology. This article also talks about innovation being key. You can read the article here.

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Five Surprising Companies Taking Sustainability Seriously.

The phrase “sustainable companies” may conjure images of small companies with lofty social goals that don’t care about profits, but the truth is that many global companies have dedicated considerable resources to developing their sustainability initiatives. The five companies in … Continue reading

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ICT Sustainability Global Benchmark 2012

Whilst we wait for the 2013 benchmark, it is interesting to reflect how Australia and New Zealand fell behind in 2012. Read the 2012 report here.

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You Heard It Here First!

In a recent article, Fujitsu describe how service management can help reduce ICT’s environmental impact. You can read that here. However, remember where you heard it first. Karen wrote about ITIL and sustainability 3 years ago! You can read that here. We … Continue reading

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How To Make Money By Going Green

Great resource from NBS on how small businesses can save money by going green. Read it here.

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The Four Key Environmental Factors of ICT

Almost every element of the ICT lifecycle – from material acquisition to product disposal – affects the environment. In this article, Andy Lewis (Chief Architect for Sustainability, Fujitsu International Business Group) looks at the four major areas of impact: Energy … Continue reading

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Green Government Demands Vigilance

CRN editor David Binning interviews Macanta’s Karen Ferris on how Australian ICT sustainability guidelines could leave resellers out in the cold. You can read the June 2012 CRN article here.

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Greenie, Guru and IT Skeptic

At this year’s itSMF New Zealand and Australia Conference, there is going to be a great discussion / debate on Green IT. Karen Ferris will join the Head of Sustainability for Fujitsu, Alison Rowe and Rob England aka the IT … Continue reading

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Justifying the CMS with the Green Dollar

This week the Uptime Institute announced the winners of the inaugural “Server Roundup Contest”. AOL, who came first, have retired and recycled nearly 9500 servers in less than six months. NBCUniversal were runner up with its infrastructure team having removed … Continue reading

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Low Hanging Fruit Grows Back!

At Macanta we have been espousing the need for improved business and service management processes if organisations are to be serious about improving the sustainability of ICT. The recent Global Benchmark 2011 report from Fujitsu, that summarises the findings of … Continue reading

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