Green IT

Information about Green IT

Published on March 25, 2009

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Green Information Technology : Defining “Green IT” Green Information Technology Slide 2: What is all the HYPE about “Going Green”? Why should companies consider going green? : Why should companies consider going green? There are many reasons why companies consider “going green” Positive effect on environment Impact on bottom line Increased customer demand Why should companies consider going green? : Why should companies consider going green? The cost of energy is the top reason most companies make the move toward Green IT The energy consumed by data centers had more than doubled over five year period Over 40% of the costs associated with data centers are attributed to powering and cooling computer systems What is the difference between “Going Green” and Green IT? : What is the difference between “Going Green” and Green IT? “Going Green” programs can be simple or complex and include: Turning off computer at the end of the day Purchasing energy efficient office equipment Promoting virtual meetings and telecommuting Recycling paper products Converting to a “paperless” office Properly disposing of obsolete computer equipment What is the difference between “Going Green” and Green IT? : What is the difference between “Going Green” and Green IT? Green Information Technology/ Information Science is more complex. Definition: the “integrated and cooperating set of software using information technology to support individual, group, organizational, and societal goals.” Green IT can include: Designing components that produce more power with less energy consumption Monitoring the level of waste created and energy consumed by the company Developing shared software systems Examples of Green Technology : Examples of Green Technology BIOS Configurable Management Systems New LCD screens versus old CRT monitors “Telework” programs Examples of Green Technologies : Examples of Green Technologies Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) XML formatting Energy Management Systems (EMS) So… Why should companies consider going green? : So… Why should companies consider going green? Save money and the environment: Utilize resources more effectively Optimize energy efficiency Good for the environment and good for the bottom line!

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