The motives for embracing green IT

At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference, tech execs discuss the environmental and financial effects of switching to more energy-efficient products

At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, California, technology executives discuss the motives behind going green.

Jim Swartz, chief information officer of Sybase, says smaller and more energy-efficient technology is cost-effective.

Rob Ober, an LSI fellow, says the issue is more complicated: IT managers can buy a more efficient machine every two years, but no-one has yet worked out what to do with the old ones.