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Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers across the United States accounted for 1.5 percent of total US electricity demand in 2006 — equivalent to the annual electric consumption of the state of Florida — and have become one of the fastest growing users of energy. While the power consumed at these individual data centers may be small, the consumption in totality at EPA and other large organizations is significantly enormous. Even as much is written about greening data centers and as non-profit organizations like the Green Grid are striving to bring about a new improved way of approaching this data center energy crisis, there is not much initiative on the part of the data centers themselves. They are often found to be slack on basic essentials in measurement and tracking equipment. A recent study by Gartner rel... (more)

VMware Hopes to Entice Non-Coders to Build Java Cloud Computing Apps

VMware has acquired open source software company WaveMaker, which brings non-programmers into the Spring fold .WaveMaker's technology is built on the Spring programming model of another of its recent acquisitions, SpringSource. It provides a graphical tool that even non-developers could use to build Java applications by simply using a visual drag-and-drop method. The apps could be as simple as one featuring forms to build a page that lets end users enter a credit card to purchase a product or they could encompass more multi functional business reports that pull together financial... (more)

Fujitsu and Mindtouch Partner Up to Offer Enterprise Cloud Collaboration

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Microsoft SharePoint's open source clone, MindTouch, is integrating its platform with Fujitsu's ScanSnap family of scanners to help clients upload, store and share business documents on the web. The companies say that through this partnership, they have removed one of the biggest adoption barriers to scanning. The scanned images can be accessed by different team members in an enterprise who will be able to edit the piece within a MindTouch page irrespective of physical location. Complete IT governance and security is maintained during the process which... (more)

Green Startup Introduces Open Source Concept to Energy Monitoring

Home Energy monitoring products maker People Power has come out with an open source hardware and software application developer kit called SuRF that lets embedded systems developers build energy saving apps for household electronics and devices on top of its Open Source Home Area Network (OSHAN) platform . OSHAN is an open source platform for wireless home area networks that connects low-power sensors and appliances to an internet access point from anywhere in a home enabling consumers to track energy usage individually. Using the SDK you can build your own wireless devices that ... (more)

Nokia Announces First Symbian^3 Phone

Nokia has launched a new device, Nokia N8 powered by the Symbian^3 (S^3) platform. Symbian is a non-profit org that develops the open source mobile software platform based on Symbian OS and is actively backed by by Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Sony Ericsson, Fujitsy, Samsung among others . In February, at the Mobile World Congress, Symbian announced that it was 100% open source. This will be the first phone to run on the latest version of the Symbian platform. The Nokia N8 will showcase all the advances in the S^3 platform and will also be the first smart phone to incorporate Dolby Digital ... (more)