6th BITKOM Annual Conference on Green IT taking place in Berlin

The 6th Annual Conference of the BITKOM will be hosted in cooperation with the German Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environmental Agency on the 26th September 2012 in Berlin. Its main focus will be on the subject: « Green-IT along the value chain ». 
For several years now, the term “Green IT” is associated with innovation and an obvious reduction of the energy consumption of ICT products. Although the energy consumption of products of the ICT sector is still one of the most important components in rating their environmental friendliness, for a holistic view additional aspects are of importance, too. 
The conference aims at identifying the role of Green IT today on every step of the value chain and to determine which challenges are still ahead for the sector. 
The venue will be Jerusalemkirche, Berlin-Mitte.

« Make it in Germany »: 28,000 job vacancies in the German IT industry

« Make it in Germany » – this is the name of the recently started skilled workers initiative of the German government. By applying five pillars (« activation », « compatability of family & job », « education opportunities for everyone », « qualification », and « integration »), a qualitative basis of skilled workers shall be ensured for the future. BITKOM (Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media) also welcomes this initiative as they identified 28,000 job vacancies in the German IT-Industry at the moment.

More information about this initiative : http://www.fachkraefte-offensive.de/DE/Startseite/start.html and http://www.bitkom.org/72406_72398.aspx (Accessed: 12/06/2012)