Green Tech: How to Plan and Implement Sustainable IT Solutions (Google eBook)

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, Jul 28, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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With today’s electronic systems consuming massive amounts of energy, and improper disposal of old equipment threatening to release dangerous toxicity into the atmosphere, any company whose IT department isn’t actively working to shrink its carbon footprint isn’t just hurting the environment...it is also probably wasting money. Green Tech provides readers with practical, easily implemented strategies for sustainable computing, showing them how to: • build a business case to influence their organization's green strategy • reduce costs and improve equipment utilization while maintaining current customer service levels • identify old equipment at all levels, as well as suitable green replacements • virtualize servers • find alternative methods for data center cooling • conduct an energy audit and establish an energy baseline • determine the best options for recycling or donating old equipment Filled with realistic, cost-efficient ideas, this book shows that going green isn’t just the right thing to do, but also a good business strategy.
  

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Contents

1 The Basics of Green Computing
1
2 Legal Mandates for Green
14
3 Business Case for Green Computing
29
4 Energy Usage
54
5 Energy Saving Initiatives
64
6 Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
85
7 Document Management
101
8 Manufacturer Programs
120
11 Data Center
177
12 Virtual Workers
200
13 Green IT Department
220
14 Green Supply Chain
249
Useful Web Sites
265
Glossary
271
Index
281
About the Authors
291

9 IT Asset Disposal
130
10 Virtualization
159

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About the author (2009)

Lawrence Webber (Columbus, OH) has over 30 years of IT experience in hardware and software, and is a PMI certified Project Management Professional. He is a Senior Project Manager at Insight Corporation.

Michael Wallace (Columbus, OH) is the Vice President of Application Engineer at Result Data. He has more than 25 years of experience in the information services field.

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