Uptime Institute honors '2009 Global Green 100'

Feb. 18, 2009
February 18, 2009 -- The Uptime Institute has announced the corporations selected for its "Global Green 100" list, highlighting the significant energy efficiency achievements of global corporations operating major data centers.

February 18, 2009 -- The Uptime Institute has announced the corporations selected for its "Global Green 100" list, highlighting the significant energy efficiency achievements of global corporations operating major data centers.

The list includes exemplary Fortune 500 and InformationWeek 500 organizations with a demonstrated board-level policy and governance commitment to increasing energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of their enterprise IT and data center operations. These corporations have the largest investment enterprise IT and have taken a highly visible leadership role in mandating dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and green-house gas reduction.

"Only 1 to 2 percent of total energy consumed in a data center produces useful computing. The rest covers overheads and inefficiencies tied to technology choices, service level agreements and the way the IT is managed," said Kenneth G. Brill, Executive Director of the Institute. "In an era of increasing energy scarcity and escalating costs, corporations cannot afford to ignore these losses. The companies included in the Global Green 100 have showed an exemplary commitment to improving their data center operations, not only reducing their carbon footprints, but also realizing significant financial savings."

The Uptime Institute's Global Green 100 corporations are as follows:

American Express Company
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Apple Inc.
AT&T Inc.
Babson Capital
Bank of America Corporation
Bayer Corporation
BMO Financial Group
BT Group
Capital One Financial Corporation
CBS Corporation
Chevron Corporation
CIGNA Corporation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citigroup, Inc.
Computer Sciences Corporation
Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
Credit Suisse Group
Cummins, Inc.
Dell Inc.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
DTE Energy Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Kodak Company
Electronic Data Systems Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
EMC Corporation
Emerson Electric Co.
FedEx Corporation
General Mills, Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline Holdings
Goodrich Corporation
Google Inc.
Halliburton Company
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
Hitachi Ltd.
HSBC Holdings
Humana Inc.
International Business Machines Corporation
ITT Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc.
MassMutual Life Insurance Company
Medtronic, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
MetLife, Inc.
MGM Mirage
Microsoft Corporation
Mitsubishi Motors
Monsanto Company
Morgan Stanley
Motorola, Inc.
NetApp, Inc.
Nokia Corporation
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Northern Trust Corporation
Office Depot, Inc.
Oracle Corporation
Pfizer Inc.
PG&E Corporation
Prudential Financial, Inc.
QUALCOMM Incorporated
Qwest Communications International Inc.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Raytheon Company
Regions Financial Corporation
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Schering-Plough Corporation
Sony Corporation
Southwest Airlines Co.
State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co.
State Street Corporation
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
SunGard Data Systems Inc.
TD Bank Financial Group
The Allstate Corporation
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
The Black & Decker Corporation
The Boeing Company
The Chubb Corporation
The Dow Chemical Company
The Gap Inc.
The Hershey Company
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The Progressive Corporation
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Time Warner Inc.
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Waste Management, Inc.
Xerox Corporation
YRC Worldwide Inc.

The official naming of the Global Green 100 will occur during the April 15 Green Enterprise IT Awards ceremony (co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, with a keynote by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman) at the 4th Annual Institute Research Symposium: LEAN, CLEAN, and GREEN in New York City, April 13-16, 2009.

The Uptime Institute, a research think-tank and advisor to owners and operators of the world's largest enterprise data centers on the technical and business issues of computing reliability, sustainability and energy efficiency, conducts research that highlights the critical need for immediate improvements in corporate data center management and design.

More information on the Global Green 100: www.uptimeinstitute.org/content/view/247/178/

For more information about the Institute's 4th Annual Symposium: www.GreenITNYC.com

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