IT consulting firm takes leadership role in Climate Savers Computing Initiative

by Editor 12/5/2008 9:14:00 AM
CSC today announced its board-level membership of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a non-profit organization formed to reduce the energy consumption of computers. The company also announced the appointment of John Glowacki, CSC's chief technology officer, to the Initiative's board of directors.

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative's goal is to promote the development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can both improve the efficiency of a computer's power delivery and reduce the energy consumed when the computer is in an inactive state. By 2010, the group seeks to reduce global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons per year, a 50 percent reduction in power consumption by computers.

As participants in the Initiative, computer and component manufacturers commit to producing products that meet specified power-efficiency targets, and corporate participants commit to purchasing power-efficient computing products and adopting policies and practices to increase power efficiency throughout their organizations.

"As a leading global consulting, systems integration and outsourcing company, CSC will bring valuable experience and perspective to the board," said Pat Tiernan, executive director of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. "Through CSC's deep relationships and understanding of its customers, we hope to strengthen our reach and influence among users of information technology and, ultimately, reduce their power consumption and CO2 emissions."

"With 91,000 employees of our own and significant purchasing power, we have the opportunity to play a major role in the advancement of this important goal," said David McCue, CSC's chief information officer. "Taking a leadership position in Climate Savers Computing is a natural next step in CSC's green agenda, which includes internal efforts and energy-saving solutions like desktop virtualization for our clients but also extends to research programs conducted by our Leading Edge Forum."

Part of CSC's Office of Innovation, the Leading Edge Forum provides clients with access to a powerful knowledge base and global network of innovative thought leaders who engage technology and business executives on the current and future role of information technology. Focusing on the practical use of technology, the LEF offers a CSC point of view on technology trends to help clients understand what will happen in the future and how to benefit from change.

About the Climate Savers Computing Initiative

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations dedicated to cutting the energy consumption of computers in half. More than 300 companies and organizations have joined the Initiative since its launch in June 2007, and thousands of individuals have pledged their support. The Initiative is led by CSC, Dell, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft and the World Wildlife Fund. Sponsors include Acer, AMD, Delta Electronics, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Intuit, Lite-On, NEC, Sun and Supermicro. For more information about the Initiative and to pledge your support, visit http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org

About CSC

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 91,000 employees and reported revenue of $17.3 billion for the 12 months ended Oct. 3, 2008. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com

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