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PricewaterhouseCoopers Leads Top Green-IT User Ranking

PricewaterhouseCoopers tops Computerworld’s third annual ranking of Top Green-IT users in part by cutting its carbon footprint 20 percent in two years.

Computerworld’s Top Green-IT Organizations awards rank the top 12 IT departments that are reducing power demand and using technology to improve energy efficiency and the top 12 IT vendors. This year, Fujitsu America is ranked number one among IT vendors. Computerworld’s sister publication also serves up the top 12 green IT tools.

The top 12 winners were selected from a group of nearly 100 applicants, with many of the winners long-time leaders in the green-IT movement, says Computerworld. Many of them have moved from low-hanging fruit projects such as videoconferencing and printer management to more challenging projects such as large-scale data center migration at Northrop Grumman, or Citigroup’s effort to relocate network switches to reduce the use of copper and cut power consumption by as much as 50 percent.

Here’s a list of the leaders.

Top Green-IT Users:

–PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

–Citigroup Inc.

–State Street Corp.

–Earth Rangers

–State of Indiana

–Allstate Insurance Co.

–George Washington University

–Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

–Union Pacific Railroad Co.

–Baker Hughes Inc.

–Northrop Grumman Corp.

–Marriott International Inc.

Top Green-IT Vendors:

–Fujitsu America Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.

–Dell Inc. , Round Rock, Texas

–NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.

–Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, N.J.

–Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.

–Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif.

–Qualcomm Inc., San Diego

–Accenture PLC, New York

–Terremark Worldwide Inc., Miami

–Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.

–Symantec Corp., Mountain View, Calif.

–Affordable Internet Services Online Inc. (AISO), Romoland, Calif.

Computerworld partnered with Network World to identify the top green-IT products that range from energy-efficient servers to IT asset recycling.

Here are the top 12 products/areas selected by survey respondents.

–Energy-efficient server hardware: Dell PowerEdge servers, Fujitsu Primergy BX900 blade servers

–Server virtualization software: VMware ESX and VMware vSphere

–Server power management: IBM Active Energy Manager

–Storage consolidation, tiering and virtualization: Compellent Storage Center; EMC Symmetrix DMX and VMax arrays; Hitachi Data Systems Universal Storage Platform V; NetApp Data Ontap, FlexVol, shared storage

–Desktop power management: 1E NightWatchman, Microsoft Windows 7, ScriptLogic Desktop Authority, Symantec Altiris Client Management Suite, Verdiem Surveyor

–Flat-screen monitors: Dell Professional P2311H, IBM Lenovo ThinkVision 23-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

–Data center infrastructure (Blanking Panels): APC Airflow Management Blanking Panels, Upsite Technologies KoldLok Grommets

–Energy-efficient cooling: Liebert Glycool CRAC units, Liebert XDV Vertical Top Cooling Module

–Physical infrastructure management: APC InfraStruXure Central, APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 550, Schneider Electric PowerLogic

–Green enterprise (Telepresence, Video Collaboration & Videoconferencing): Cisco Tandberg Movi and TelePresence video collaboration systems, HP SkyRoom video collaboration software, LifeSize videoconferencing systems

–E-waste & IT asset recycling: Allied Computer Brokers, Converge, Intechra Group, Redemtech

–Going paperless: CSC Enterprise Print Solutions, EMC Documentum, HP Secure Print Advantage, Notable Solutions AutoStore, Xerox Enterprise Print Services and SMARTdocument Travel

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