Tech, Channel Get Green

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Print this article Print

The failing economy, presidential politics and energy costs dominated the headlines in 2008, but what stories were really important to you? Channel Insider recounts its most-read articles of the year.

Erin Go Bragh & Green
The green IT movement has been around for a few years, but it really gained momentum in 2008 as oil prices spiked, causing cascading increases in power and energy costs. When St. Patrick’s Day rolled around, Channel Insider published its wildly popular "How to Build a Green PC This St. Patrick’s Day." This sage how-to is good if you’re Irish, eco-conscious or just want an efficient computer.

Skip Airports—Channel Surf
Rising fuel costs made air travel less affordable for many businesses, making telepresense and video conferencing more viable. Solution providers got a first-hand look at the state of telepresence in Channel Insider’s report "Telepresence for Every Budget."

Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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