Green data centers help businesses cut energy costs; BigBand exec Rick Ford joins IneoQuest

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> Green data centers are helping businesses and government agencies cut down their energy costs. Article  

> Graham Mitchell, CEO of New Zealand's Crown Fibre Holdings, says that "FTTH will enable New Zealand to compete in a global marketplace." Article

> Rick Ford, former VP of International Sales and Global Strategic Alliances at BigBand Networks/Arris, has joined IneoQuest as its new Senior Vice President of World-Wide Sales. Release

> AT&T launches a quarter-billion-dollar campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college, and to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition. Release

And finally ... Iran's government plans to block its country's users from accessing popular social networking sites and email services like Facebook and Google mail, while establishing a national Intranet. Article