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Social networking site MySpace.com announced on October 13 that it has switched from using hard disk drives in its servers to using PCI Express cards loaded with solid state chips as primary storage for their data center operations. MySpace said the solid state storage uses less than 1% of the power and cooling costs that their previous hard drive-based server infrastructurePress Release October 13, 2009
Since 1980, Chicago’s average temperature has risen approximately 2.6 degrees.Our current trajectory poses risks to our economy and health. They demonstrate that we need to act now to reduce our emissions, while preparing for climate changes that cannot be avoided. We face a big challenge - but we have also been granted a big opportunity. Every Chicago resident and business has a role to play in implementing the Chicago Climate Action Plan, which will not only ensure a more liveable climate for the world but also for the city. The economy and quality of life could improve. Jobs could be created. New technologies will emerge. Chicago Climate Change Action Plan
Green Design and the Web • Green Design and the Web are two key drivers changing the technology sector • Almost every product launch today highlights interactivity and environmental features
Greening of Web 2.0 • The term "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web development and web design which facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web • Services such as PowerMeter blend the web and energy monitoring into tools that can be integrated and shared
EIATRACK • EIATRACK is an online tool for quickly and cost-effectively navigating the maze of environmental regulations and legislation in every country
EIATRACK 2.0 • Expands the Environmental Regulatory Compliance system into a web .20 service • Pages can be “tagged” and “shared” within an organization
EIATRACK 2.0 • Pages within EIATRACK 2.0 can be customized to the users needs and “mashing” up content from around the web
Web 2 • “Almost certainly, many people will have to work together dynamically and at high speed if we are to respond adequately to the next decade’s key challenges of oil, water and global food shortages and climate change. A big idea of Web Squared is that this may be achieved by applying the philosophies of Web 2.0 to mainstream politics and business thinking.” • Tim O’Reilly inventor of the term 2.0