IDG’s InfoWorld Announces ‘InfoWorld Green 15 Awards’ on Earth Day
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 22, 2008 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Decision Makers, today on Earth Day announced InfoWorld's Green 15 Awards for 2008. The honor is part of InfoWorld's first-ever Green 15 special feature, published online at www.infoworld.com.
Companies around the world are embracing green technology to drive projects and develop products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste, and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances. All the while, they are reaping numerous and varied business-critical goals, including cutting utility costs, making more efficient use of limited data center space, simplifying IT management, and better meeting users' technology needs.
The InfoWorld Green 15 Awards recognize 15 of the most innovative IT initiatives from 2007 that fall under this umbrella of sustainability.
The following companies are the InfoWorld Green 15 Award honorees for 2008 (in alphabetical order):
— Bryant University
— Digital Realty Trust
— GM2 Logistics
— Juniper Networks
— Miami-Dade County Public Schools
— OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)
— The Green Grid
— Verizon Wireless
"Many organizations worldwide are struggling with high energy costs, as well as limited space and power to meet their computing needs," said Ted Samson, senior analyst for InfoWorld and author of the Sustainable IT blog. "They're also feeling pressure from investors, legislators, customers, and from within to cut waste, reduce their carbon footprint, and be better environmental stewards. The InfoWorld Green 15 winners clearly demonstrate how sustainable technology initiatives can be complementary — even instrumental — to achieving business goals."
About InfoWorld Media Group:
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.
About International Data Group:
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.
Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.