Top Green-IT Companies and Vendors

Green computing promises an enormous win for IT: a chance to save money -- and the environment. Many companies are trying to go greener, but a few truly stand out. Here are the top 12 green user companies, as well as the green dozen IT vendors. For more on the winning users, see the profile stories on each (links below).

The 2008 Top 12 Green-IT Users

1. Highmark Inc.

Harrisburg, Pa.

www.highmark.com 2. Discovery Communications LLC

Silver Spring, Md.

www.discovery.com 3. First National of Nebraska Inc.

Omaha

www.fnni.com 4. Perkins+Will Inc.

Chicago

www.perkinswill.com 5. Snohomish Public Utility District

Everett, Wash.

www.snopud.com 6. World Wildlife Fund

Washington

www.worldwildlife.org 7. Austin Energy

Austin

www.austinenergy.com 8. WellPoint Inc.

Indianapolis

www.wellpoint.com 9. Ryder System Inc.

Miami

www.ryder.com 10. Marriott International Inc.

Bethesda, Md.

www.marriott.com 11. Monsanto Co.

St. Louis

www.monsanto.com 12. Wachovia Corp.

Charlotte, N.C.

www.wachovia.com

The Top 12 Green-IT Vendors

1 . IBM

Armonk, N.Y.

www.ibm.com 2. BT Group PLC

London

www.btplc.com 3. Qualcomm Inc.

San Diego

www.qualcomm.com 4. Aplicor Inc.

Boca Raton, Fla.

www.aplicor.com 5. Fujitsu America Inc.

Sunnyvale, Calif.

www.fujitsu.com/us 6. Microsoft Corp.

Redmond, Wash.

www.microsoft.com 7. Hewlett-Packard Co.

Palo Alto, Calif.

www.hp.com 8. Network Appliance Inc.

Sunnyvale, Calif.

www.netapp.com 9. Other World Computing

Woodstock, Ill.

www.otherworldcomputing.com 10. Verizon Wireless

Basking Ridge, N.J.

www.verizonwireless.com 11. Computer Sciences Corp.

Falls Church, Va.

www.csc.com 12. Sun Microsystems Inc.

Santa Clara, Calif.

www.sun.com

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