The Climate Savers Computing Initiative, established by many of the world’s leading computer companies will use the 2008 CeBIT trade show to drive home the green IT message.

The Initiative is led by Dell, EDS, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, as well as utility companies and World Wildlife Fund and will highlight its work at the event to be held in Hannover in March.

Other supportersinclude AMD, Delta Electronics, eBay, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Marvell Semiconductor, NEC, Sun and Supermicro.

Ernst Raue, Chairman of Deutsche Messe, which puts on CeBIT said, "CeBIT will provide a single unified platform for discussion of all the key issues relating to Green IT. At a time of rapidly rising energy prices, Green IT offers business users the potential for significant savings in energy costs."

CeBIT will feature a "Green IT Village" and Lorie Wigle, president of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative and Intel's representative on the board of directors, said CeBIT would be “an ideal showcase for our work”.

The Initiative has set the goal of reducing the power consumption of computers - and therefore their Co2 emissions - by 50% by the year 2010. This is to be achieved primarily through the use of more efficient components and by increasing the use of power management capabilities.

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative target seeks to reduce global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons per year, equivalent to the annual output of 11 million cars or 10-20 coal-fired power plants.

CIO Energy Efficiency Summit

Wednesday 20th February 2008 @ 9:00am – Lunch, Mayfair Cavendish, London, W2 2EL

Sponsored by Dell and AMD

As the spotlight on energy efficiency falls with increased strength on the IT sector, estimated as second in carbon footprint only to the aviation industry, corporations increasingly need to have environmentally friendly IT.

The related economic benefits mean organisations will increasingly task CIOs with ‘Green’ or environmental targets. As brands battle for supremacy in increasingly competitive spaces, the damage to the bottom line that non-green efficient practices could cause is a threat that CIOs will have to tackle with increasing importance and urgency.

This is an excusive half-day event that will provide attendees with knowledge and experience on how to lower costs and ensure maximum carbon efficiency.

Listen to experts on Green IT, opening with an overview from one of the leading EMEA analysts in this field. Hear from leading CIO’s who have already made significant differences to their organisations’ carbon footprint. In addition, we will ensure every attendee’s presence at this event will be carbon offset.

This highly-interactive forum will provide the platform to discuss current and prospective energy efficiency initiatives. We offer attending senior executives the opportunity to build a network with likeminded colleagues to help face the challenges in the environmentally aware enterprise and explore the potential benefits together.

For more information contact:
Gemma Matthews
Events Co-ordinator
+44 (0) 207 071 3619
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