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Top 12 Green IT Companies

Aplicor, Inc., a global provider of on-demand CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) hosted business software applications, today was named one of the top 12 green IT companies in IDG's Computerworld top Green-IT Companies for 2008. Computerworld recognized Aplicor for demonstrating leadership and innovation to reduce energy consumption in IT data centers and leverage technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions.

In response to the award notification, Aplicor CEO, Chuck Schaeffer, said "Aplicor's GREEN technology initiatives, collaboration with other environmentally conscience technology companies and policy suggestions to our legislators are an integral part of our corporate culture and shared values. These efforts are part of a journey which extends well beyond the normal business performance metrics. We couldn't be any more excited than to be designated with an award which speaks to our fundamental beliefs and promotes a cause we highly value."

After approximately 12 months of research and development (R&D) followed by implementation, Aplicor's Global Reach for Energy and Efficiency Next Generation (GREEN) program commenced in February 2007 at Aplicor data centers in the U.S. and UK. This program pioneered leading environmental IT techniques including improved power consumption, re-engineered power distribution, new techniques in cooling efficiency, server virtualization and new footprint schemas for improved equipment density. The program has realized approximately 19 percent reduction in power and carbon dioxide emissions.

Computerworld identified and systemically measured companies implementing smart, efficient and leading edge strategies to achieve green IT. Computerworld reached out to select green IT experts to develop a set of criteria that would best identify the leading green IT companies. Based on the weighting scheme developed, the top 12 Green-IT Users and Vendors were chosen and include the following named winning vendors.

  1. IBM, Armonk, NY
  2. BT Group, London England
  3. Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA
  4. Aplicor, Boca Raton, FL
  5. Fujitsu America Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
  6. Microsoft, Redmond, WA
  7. Hewlett-Packard Co, Palo Alto, CA
  8. Network Appliance Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
  9. Other World Computing, Woodstock, IL
  10. Verizon, Basking Ridge, NJ
  11. Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, VA
  12. Sun Microsystems Inc., Santa Clara, CA

For more information on Computerworld's Green IT results, survey methodology or top rated Green-IT companies, see the February 18, 2008 Computerworld Magazine edition or Top 12 Green IT Users online.

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