Climate Savers Rocks the Fujitsu Booth at EDUCAUSE

Monday, November 23, 2009 |
Slater Ohm
By Slater Ohm, Director Public Sector BD
Fujitsu America, Inc.

We just returned from beautiful Denver, Colo., which was the site for the 2009 EDUCAUSE Conference, an annual event focusing on the IT needs of higher education institutions and stakeholders. More than 3,800 IT leaders and professionals attended this year. Fujitsu was on the ground promoting the Climate Savers Computing Power Down for the Planet campaign on a 50-inch flat screen with a touch enabled tablet computer driving the campaign marketing message. Our tablet computer helped reinforce the message of conservation. We were able to demonstrate to attendees how tablet computers tend to lower the paper usages of their users by keeping documents, emails and PDF’s in a digital form, and helping reduce the amount of printing, use of ink and toner and garbage generation resulting in lower carbon emissions.

Power Down for the Planet

As we prepare for the 2010 Power Down for the Planet campaign, we were pleased that many attendees agreed to sign up and pledge to advance energy-efficient computing on their campuses. I think we surprised many by having this type of promotion at the EDUCAUSE conference. Most attendees were only expecting information and demonstrations on hardware and software solutions. We heard from several people that it was great to see a program like Power Down for the Planet represented at this year’s conference.

We can’t wait for next year’s event for the chance to showcase Climate Savers Computing at EDUCAUSE 2010 in Anaheim, Calif.

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