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A Visit to Competitive Computing

Published September 21, 2008 at 6:02 a.m.

Ed. Note: This is the first in a series of posts about Vermont companies and their creative solutions to technical challenges. Look for Nate's next profile in a few weeks.

I've always suspected that there is a lot of technical innovation happening in Vermont that no one ever hears about. When Vermont companies get any sort of media attention, it is usually because of product they sell. Ice cream. Clothing. Snowboards. What you don't hear about is the technology and "information innovation" that went into making that company and keeping that company successful. As an Information Technology Director, and general all around geek, that's the kind of stuff I want to know. So I went looking for it.

Competitive Computing is a company that provides many IT solutions for Vermont companies.  They often shorten their name to C2, and if you visit their website, you're presented with many of the services that a consulting company provides, from server infrastructure to eCommerce and portal solutions.  And then your eye wanders to the bottom of the page where you see an image of a leaf followed by the statement "Green Computing."

Everything is going green these days. Green cars, green houses,green clothing. All of it is driven by the practice of making a productmore environmentally friendly. It produces less waste. It uses lessfuel. It uses fewer natural resources. It creates fewer toxins. Greenhas become intertwined in marketing today. People today want to savethe planet and live a healthier lifestyle and they do it with theirdollars. Which gets us back to "Green Computing."