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

The motives for embracing green IT

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.