Citrix Systems, Inc. has announced that the “Power IT Down Day” alliance of Citrix, Microsoft, Intel and HP will demonstrate their commitment to the August 27 energy awareness event by making a financial donation of at least $20, 000 to Wounded Warrior Project. The donation will remind government and industry of the money that could be saved – and put to good use – when users “power down” their IT equipment. Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director, Steve Nardizzi said “We are honored to be selected for this year’s Power IT Down Day. Citrix and its industry partners have created an excellent tool to raise awareness about green IT and responsible energy consumption while helping Wounded Warrior Project in our mission to honor and empower wounded.”
Susan Doniz, former group chief information officer at Qantas Group, has been named CIO of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and senior vice president for information technology and data analytics. She will officially join the Chicago-based planemaker in May.
The U.S. Navy has awarded 11 companies potential five-year contracts to provide technical and management support for the service branch’s information technology operations and research, development, testing and evaluation network infrastructure.