17 September 2008

IBM Launches Virtual Green Data Center in Second Life

The world’s first interactive green data center is on the IBM Virtual Business Center Island in Second Life and is staffed by live multi-lingual sales avatars five days a week. This is estimated to provide millions of dollars in cost savings to IBM customers in travel expenses and will offset CO2 emissions.

Joanne Bald, program director, ibm.com 3-D Internet says, “It allows our customers and potential clients to interact with IBM’s green portfolio in a very environmentally-friendly way. No airplanes burning fuel or rental cars... not even the hassle and time of travel arrangements.”