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Terremark, Aplicor, Office Depot among list of top green tech vendors and users

Terremark Worldwide, a provider of managed IT infrastructure services, has been ranked one of the top Green-IT Organizations for 2009 by Computerworld.

This is Computerworld's second year compiling the list of the top 12 Green-IT companies. Miami-based Terremark ranked 12th among vendors. But it wasn't the only company from South Florida on the list. Aplicor, in Boca Raton, ranked seventh among vendors this year, slipping from it's fourth-place rank in 2008.

The Computerworld list honors companies that are working to reduce energy consumption in IT equipment and are using technology to conserve energy and lower cabon emissions.

According to Terremark, the company uses various energy-efficient methods to reduce its power consumption, including hot-aisle/cold-aisle air segregation, computational fluid dynamics modeling (CFD) and employing rotary uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS). Also, Terremark’s virtualized products provides customers with solutions for their IT infrastructure needs while minimizing their environmental impact.

Among the Top 12 Green-IT Users, Boca Raton's Office Depot ranked ninth. Aside from other green initiatives, Office Depot has a device that track the energy used at all its buildings. So if the A/C is set wrong in a building and is using too much power, headquarters will be alerted.

Miami's Ryder System ranked ninth last year for IT users, but it didn't make the list this time around.

Computerworld's 2009 Top Green-IT Vendors:

  1. IBM, Armonk, N.Y. (last year, No. 1)
  2. Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, Calif. (last year, No. 7)
  3. Fujitsu America, Sunnyvale, Calif. (last year, No. 5)
  4. Microsoft, Redmond, Wash. (last year, No. 6)
  5. Qualcomm, San Diego (last year, No. 3)
  6. Dell, Round Rock, Texas
  7. Aplicor, Boca Raton, Fla. (last year, No. 4)
  8. BT Group PLC, London (last year, No. 2)
  9. Applied Materials, Santa Clara, Calif.
  10. Entrust, Dallas
  11. Compellent Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minn.
  12. Terremark Worldwide, Miami

Computerworld's 2009 Top Green-IT Users:

  1. Mohawk Fine Papers
  2. State Street
  3. Allstate Insurance
  4. Citigroup
  5. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  6. State of Indiana
  7. KPMG
  8. Seventh Generation
  9. Office Depot
  10. Burt's Bees
  11. Marriott International
  12. Austin Energy


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Chuck Schaeffer

Thanks for bringing attention to the 2009 Computerworld Green IT listing – and more importantly to help broadcast successes in reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. IT leaders can play a leadership role far beyond IT in this important movement. Many of the lessons shared from the Computerworld top Green IT companies can be replicated for both social and economic benefit. Green IT is not just the latest media hype nor a social cause. Green IT is a economic factor which can be applied for both competitive advantage and bottom line impact. Smart businesses recognize the ECO in eco-friendly actually stands for economics.

Truck Leasing Guy

I agree with Chuck, it's great to see that some of these IT companies are going green for the betterment of society! Now, let's see other, smaller businesses begin to mimic the successes of these larger businesses.

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