Revealed: the finalists for the 2012 Crunchies

Five finalists have been chosen in 20 different categories for the 2012 Crunchies awards, and we’re proud to release the worthy nominees today. Voting for the winners starts today, and the winners will be announced January 31st.

Today in Cleantech

Nimbus wants to reset the expectations of enterprises that think SSD-based networked storage is too spendy for their IT budgets. The firm has just rolled out its very Mercedes-Benz-sounding S-class system, which carries a price tag that’s competitive with disk-based Fibre Channel systems. Factor in some generous energy savings, and the bean counters should be very pleased indeed. Not as pleased as racking up the savings by attending our Green:Net conference tomorrow and applying some bleeding-edge Green IT strategies, mind you…