Friday, August 01, 2008

Is Peak Oil going to lead to the next boom in IT?

What the best way to conserve gas and energy?
I know a lot of jobs require employees in the office, but there is a lot that can be done from home. I also think it will improve employee quality of life and save energy not just gas.
  1. You don't have to get up as early
  2. No wasting time and gas sitting in traffic
  3. No running out to lunch driving around
  4. Less distractions - family and kids can be a challenge for some

How many servers do you use?

Server virtulization is now mature and mainstream. Most servers under utilize their cpu or now cpu's with multiply cores. If your running perfmon on your windows server will see low cpu utilization unless the server is a heavy hitter like and SQL box. You can now buy one really nice server and run several servers on one box alowing you to decommission older equipment and saving on your electric bill. There are plenty of free server virtualzation products that will work fine for smaller businesses. You will also gain hardware Independence. You can move a server by just copying a few files.

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