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Reducing your ICT energy costs by using Linux and Open Source

Lowering your energy costs with innovation

I've spotted an article published and recently updated by Jisc about ICT energy costs reduction which stated that universities and colleges spend about £147 million a year just in ICT related energy costs.

The article rightly recommended various methods to save energy but there is a limit to what it can be saved if organisations keep using the same tools. While I agree with many of the recommendations present in the article I think that Jisc forgot mention an important one before promoting its own Cloud services.

Changes needs to be made in the education sector, like many other sectors, and probably we can find the solutions where efficiency matters the most.

UK Public Sector can lead by example with Innovation

When the UK Public Sector gets it right

 Local and Central Governments institutions have been purveyors of fine examples of catastrophic IT failures which kept IT journalist quite busy in the past few years.

 But Public Sector IT projects do not always fail and it's quite unfortunate that when there are teams that make things work as they should they don't get the due recognition.

 I’m one of those that often (very often) complains about the way the Public Sector manages projects, is unwilling to take risks and to embrace new and more efficient technologies and I heard too many times the old style CIO mantra “Nobody has ever been fired for buying ‘usual vendors’”.