[LINK] Little Carbon Neutral Linux Computers, Sydney, 29 February
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Feb 28 13:04:48 EST 2008
Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> I admire your optimism but do not share your predictions, especially
> regarding larger enterprises. The last thing a CIO wants is radical
> change. Change equates to risk and the bigger the change, the greater
> the risk.
sounds like FUDD to me.
> IMHO, the existing model of corporate IT (ie a desktop with grunt
> running local personal apps, with access to centralised corporate
> systems) will be around for quite a while. The power consumption of
> technology may be reduced, but not at the expense of the corporate
> compute model.
> Very low power and green systems are not compelling enough. It is much
> less risky and complicated to reduce the power consumption of lighting,
> heating and cooling in offices, warehouses and factories.
I would have thought the environment along with the Internet, intra-business
integration, mobility, remote access, not to mention open source, would make a
compelling business case.
> Tom Worthington wrote:
>> I will be demonstrating some little low power Linux computers at the
>> Sydney Linux Users Group (SLUG), in Sydney, 29 February 2008. Free and
>> all welcome: <http://www.slug.org.au/node/90>. By the end of 2008 I
>> suggest these will be considered "normal" computers and current PCs
>> will be seen as cumbersome dinosaurs:
>> "A Watershed for the Networked Organisation
>> With trends for carbon neutral, thin client, wireless and open source
>> converging to signal a radical change in the use and distribution of
>> the desktop personal computer and the desktop phone, the CIO is being
>> presented with real challenges for transformation.
>> Low power, diskless and low cost advances are creating alternatives
>> and opportunities for the organisation to simplify their systems. Some
>> of the results from testing those alternatives with carbon neutral
>> thin client computers, handheld Linux systems and diskless sub
>> notebook computers will be included and discussed in this presentation.
>> If low power and portable networked systems are set to revolutionise
>> the organisation, the CIO needs to be ready.
>> Tom Worthington will demonstrate, exciting devices such as the Zonbu
>> Thin Client Computer and the Asus Eee PC."
>> My notes at:
>> Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
>> Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088 714 309
>> PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617
>> Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU
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>> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
Marghanita da Cruz
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