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Culture | April 20, 2012 by Bill McCluskey
The Widhya Asih Foundation is a collection of 7 different orphanages and one office location spread out across the entire island of Bali. Since they are so spread out, we often start our days waking up early for breakfast and then heading out to one of the sites which can be anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours […]
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Culture | March 7, 2011 by Bill McCluskey
Softchoice is officially registered for the Chicago Green Office Challenge!  We started by signing up online at www.chicagogreenofficechallenge.org and we entered in our baseline data.  With a rating system they provided and thanks to the great work from the 2009 Softchoice GreenTeam we are already considered a tier 1 company in this challenge. However, the […]
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Culture | February 10, 2011 by Bill McCluskey
Before my time on the Softchoice GreenTeam comes to an end I would like to finish with one last project.  Hopefully this is something that will become more of an annual event.  My goal is to try and take as many Softchoice employee cars off the road as I can during lunch.  We would like […]
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Culture | January 17, 2011 by Bill McCluskey
In a previous post  I talked about the project I was going to take on to find out PUE number.  Well it turns out that it wasn’t nearly as easy as I thought it was going to be.  Softchoice’s main data center is managed out of a co-location, so no matter how much power and cooling we […]
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Culture | December 10, 2010 by Bill McCluskey
The Power Usage Effectiveness Estimator or PUE Calculator is a tool that we are going to attempt to use here at Softchoice.  This tool will give us a numbered result that we can work into our reports at the end of the year and compare against future years to see how effectively we are using […]
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Culture | November 23, 2010 by Bill McCluskey
It is still in the very early stages but I wanted to get a post out there to let you all know that Softchoice will be participating in Chicago’s Green Office Challenge.  We will need to allow the city access to some of our electricity and water bills to participate but I think we really […]
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Culture | November 5, 2010 by Bill McCluskey
The project I am currently working on for the Softchoice GreenTeam is arranging a day where everyone brings their lunch to work or uses some kind of green transportation to get their lunch.  For the purpose of the day though I am asking that everyone either walks or bikes to go out to lunch in […]
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Culture | October 26, 2010 by Bill McCluskey
A data center in Phoenix has found a way to “freeze” their data center costs – using ice balls. The Ice  Ball Thermal Storage System may be the coolest technology to hit the market…literally! The ice balls are water filled, dimpled plastic spheres a little bigger than a softball. The balls float in four huge tanks […]
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Culture | October 18, 2010 by Bill McCluskey
A few months back I first posted on what SoftchoiceTV is and how we use it to communicate news and events throughout our call centers internally.   I wanted to get an update out about a new step we have taken.  I have been put into a pilot program by the SCTV team for my postings […]
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Culture | September 13, 2010 by Bill McCluskey
As all of us in IT know by now, the fastest was to decrease the size of your data center is to virtualize in some way or another.  For those of you who have not yet tried it you need to give it a shot.  For those of you who have some applications virtualized but […]