Published on November 16, 2007
IBM is now ready to provide other organisations with solutions to increase energy-efficiency management, thus resulting in a reduction in the organisations' costs and, indirectly, global warming.
Under the process, IBM has merged more than 3,900 servers all over the world into only 30 System Z mainframes under virtualisation technology on Linux. By so doing, IBM expects to reduce its energy expenditure 80 per cent and the storage space of servers at its data centre by more than 743,000 square metres worldwide.
Gosoft (Thailand), an IBM client responsible for computer-system installation for CP Seven-Eleven, reported the company was able to save up to Bt20 million in paper expenditures after adopting a solution called IBM Content Management on Demand.
CP Seven-Eleven said it expected to save paper costs of Bt150 million over the next five years.
Start-ups fall New-business registrations in the first 10 months of the year dropped 13.4 per cent year on year to 35,375 companies, from 40,862 in the same period last year.
Last month, 3,695 companies registered, up 4.29 per cent from September.
From January to October, business closures dropped 5.21 per cent year on year, covering 10,963 companies. Most of them were in the construction, property-development and retail and wholesale electric-appliances sectors. The total number of registered companies stands at 538,856.
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The Bang Phli-Suksawat Expressway will levy no charge on commuters until early next year, to ease traffic in the area, Transport Minister Theera Haocharoen said yesterday following its official opening. He said the expressway would ease traffic on Sukhumvit, Srinakarin, Thepharak, Suksawat, and Rama II roads and connecting routes.