Bilgi Cagi Magazine takes the issue of Energy Efficiency in Information and Communication Technologies in its December edition.
In this edition, Bilgi Cagi takes attention to the ICT which have become one of the major sectors of the world and provide the infrastructure for almost all sectors, cause large amounts of carbon emissions with energy usage. In other words energy efficiency has a vital importance in the ICT sector.
December edition of Bilgi Cagi Magazine includes a variety of news and articles with the following headlines:
- Energy Efficiency Inured to the Benefit of Architecture / Faruk Eczacıbası, President of Turkish Informatics Foundation
- Green revolution in Information and Communication Technologies / Semih Akcomak, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis International Economics Research Officer
- Facebook’s very dangerous relationship, with whom?
- It is possible to make profit while preserving the nature / Gurhan Kalelioglu, Turkey and Central Asia Vice President and General Manager of Oracle – Turkey
- Energy efficiency in ICT will change the rules of the game / Ercan Bulut, IBM Systems and Technology Group Manager
- If there isn’t a holistic approach, virtualization disappoints / Gokalp Bahceli, Koc Sistem Data Center Solutions and Services Director
- Risk management allows you to earn money by taking new risks / Gokhan Nalbantoglu, Turkey General Manager of SAS
- Teaching English with speaking / Cem Topuz – Savas Ates
- Why Greenpeace is against to Cloud Computing? / Tom Dowdall, Greenpeace Officer
- Rapid Development in Electronics Sector and E-Wastes / Serife Ercel, Ercel Engineering Managing Partner
- The architecture of the future is at Sabanci University / Volkan Ozguz Director of Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
- IT industry and energy efficiency / Notes from National Innovation Initiative / Cemil Arıkan, Executive Committee Member of National Innovation Initiative
- Green Wireless Communications / Fatih Alagöz ve Gürkan Gür, Bogazici University, Department of Computer Engineering
Faruk Eczacibasi, the chairman of Turkish Informatics Foundation, emphasizes that the finite energy resources tend to cease and now we are trying to benefit from natural and renewable resources more and more cheaply. We have a new problem called ‘energy efficiency’. He points out that the subject has also new dimensions such as climate changes, global warming so it requires finding new energy resources and using this efficiently. He emphasizes that Energy Efficiency Strategy Document has being prepared in Turkey since 2009 and one of the objective of this is to generalize the eco-friendly buildings where energy efficiency is high and renewable energy resources are used. This issue has been taken up recently in Turkey which has been performed in Western Countries for so long. Doing business at global level, some “star brand” architects puts their ‘green’ proposals recently which were considered as luxury formerly.
Bilgi Cagi magazine made an interview with Gurhan Kalelioglu, ORACLE Turkey and Central Asia Vice President, General Manager of Turkey. Kalelioglu states that even if green projects are a desire of an organization to protect the environment or reduction of the costs and meet increasing consumer demands, eventually positive results arise for both environment and works carried out. The products and solutions which intend the storage of renewable energy resources are being developed. However, he thinks that it requires a little more time for their usage in industry and in the near future hybrid products, nanotechnologies and many innovations will be ready for the use of humanity.
In his December article Semih Akçomak, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis International Economics Research Officer, states that the energy which is used by IT reached to a significant size; CO2 emissions that are caused by data storage centers and servers is now being compared with the total CO2 emissions of some countries. He points out that the energy used by computers on the world is equal to 10 percent of our total energy consumption and IT causes to CO2 emission at least as much as airline industry. Therefore it requires the green revolution of IT towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Cemil Arıkan, Executive Committee Member of National Innovation Initiative, and Selçuk Karata, Coordinator of National Innovation Initiative, handled a published study of the European Commission about Information Technologies and Energy Efficiency in 2008. They stated that the European Commission argues that Business World, Public Administrations and NGOs should study on new forms for a cooperative and an innovative leadership. According to this study, it requires supporting the research studies in order to develop new solutions based on IT. It also requires including the ‘intelligence’ in components, equipments and the related services more in order to reduce the level of density. It is pointed out that the amount of energy which is used by IT sector is needed to be reduced. The other important point is encouraging the structural transformation which is entailed to increase the energy efficiency of IT in all areas of economy.
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