• The Green Grid joins forces with Climate Savers Computing Initiative

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      Last Wednesday The Green Grid (TGG) announced it was joining forces with Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), merging membership and programs under The Green Grid brand and really widening the focus to span all of IT technology. The combination of these memberships and the areas of focus of these two organizations speak volumes of Schneider Electric’s own mission, to help our customers make [...]
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  • Brazil Meets the Valley -- What Did We Learn?

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      Last week, ITI and several of our member companies in Silicon Valley hosted a Brazilian government delegation for a week of discussions and demonstrations designed to create a greater understanding between government and innovators, and to foster a stronger relationship moving forward. ITI’s Dean Garfield takes a look at lessons learned during the visit. The slowing global economy has intensified [...]
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  • Plainly talking, the U.S. "tax system is a mess”

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      The chorus of voices calling for a competitive U.S. tax code to spark job growth and economic investment is growing stronger by the day.  Add Bloomberg to the choir. Its editorial published Sunday night makes clear that the political hyperbole around tax reform isn’t creating jobs.  What will is actual tax reform – and the adoption of a lower corporate rate and a competitive territorial system should [...]
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  • A Better Look at the Tax Reform Numbers

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    There’s been a lot of heated rhetoric this week about “territorial” taxation, but one fundamental fact is clear:  a competitive territorial tax system would help spark job creation and business investment in America.  Unfortunately, the rhetoric has badly misinformed the American people about what the real facts are. Here are the key points to keep in mind: The United States has the highest corporate [...]
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  • Assessing the New Senate Cybersecurity Proposal

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    ITI and our member companies take cybersecurity very seriously.  We have to; protecting people when they are online underpins a major portion of our innovation economy.  Consider the everyday applications that we all rely on -- online banking, social networking, picture sharing, health care systems access, music and movies, real-time weather and traffic reports.  Cybersecurity helps to protect the [...]
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  • Aligning Energy Efficiency in the Asia-Pacific and Beyond

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    Experts from the APEC economies gathered in Seoul, Korea yesterday to convene a second conference intended to achieve alignment on mandatory energy efficiency regulations for personal computers.  While PCs have been around for a long time, achieving global alignment on how they are regulated for energy efficiency remains at the early stages.  To help address this problem, ITI has been partnering with [...]
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  • A Corps of STEM Master Teachers

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    Today, President Obama announced the immediate creation of new national corps of leading math and science educators to improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The STEM Master Teacher Corps initiative aims to help schools and districts do what they haven’t traditionally done very well: broaden the reach of our best teachers.  The program has some hurdles to clear, but [...]
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  • The Senate and Cybersecurity: Finding a Path Forward

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    Will the Senate pass a cybersecurity bill?  That’s the major question looming this week as the time for congressional action in 2012 shrinks.  While the House of Representatives passed a package of cybersecurity bills with bipartisan support, Senators seem to be struggling to find their own bipartisan agreement that can win the support of at least 60 members – the key threshold to pass just about any [...]
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  • Uncle Sam, Bayh-Dole and R&D

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    Federally funded research has long been a vital piece of the American research and development pie, and an important generator of new industries, businesses, and jobs, particularly from the Space Age through the Information Age.  But did you know it wasn’t until Senators Birch Bayh, D-Ind., and Bob Dole, R-Kan., came together in 1980 that the United States began reaping a return on its investment? [...]
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  • Bringing Brazil to the Valley

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    America’s innovation sector is constantly looking to build relationships and create opportunities around the world.  We’ve proved that the power of technology can bridge any border or cross any ocean, drawing the world closer together economically, socially, and culturally. This week, we’re going to show how technology can play a stronger role in the second-largest economy in the Western Hemisphere [...]
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