Going Green or Gold?

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What: “The next wave of green IT will be improving the energy efficiency of office buildings, and it will set up intense competition among the incumbent makers of building-control systems and IT vendors such as IBM, Google, Cisco and Microsoft.”

Why:Lux Research analyst Michael LoCascio said the building technology market will see a boom-and-bust cycle similar to that of the dot-com market in the late 1990s. The report predicted a “gold rush” of entrepreneurs and a frenzy of acquisitions, followed by a shakeout in 2015.”

How: “Smarter controls and sensors can reduce overall building energy consumption by 20% — or up to 60% for specific functions such as lighting, according to the report.”

Full article at ComputerWorld here.

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