Stories by Dan Goodin

Direct-current model slashes power costs

Of all the waste in the typical datacentre, none is as often overlooked as the series of steps that convert power back and forth from AC (alternating current) to DC (direct current). My Ton, senior project manager at environmental consulting firm Ecos Consulting, aims to change that. Ton says companies can cut power usage by more than 20% by retooling their datacentres to run on DC.

New IBM portal

IBM has unveiled an addition to its WebSphere Portal product line-up, introducing an entry-level offering aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.