CIOs can help extend the life of existing computing facilities while reducing the environmental impact of technology by following these eight tips this coming year, said Plano, Texas-based information technology provider EDS Corp.

Topping the list is the need to virtualize servers by eliminating the “one application, one server” approach.

Remaining tips include turning of unused servers; employing power saving techniques like running servers at reduced speeds; optimizing applications by pruning inefficient software; performing rigorous maintenance to ensure peak efficiency of systems; moving to higher-density, multi-core CPUs; paying more attention to infrastructure operations; and, cash in on being green.