Green IT For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 3, 2009 - Computers - 384 pages
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Green technology is not only good for the environment; it's also good for your bottom line. If your organization is exploring ways to save energy and reduce environmental waste, Green IT For Dummies can help you get there. This guide is packed with cost-saving ways to make your company a leader in green technology. The book is also packed with case studies from organizations that have gone green, so you can benefit from their experience. You'll discover how to: Perform an energy audit to determine your present consumption and identify where to start greening Develop and roll out a green technology project Build support from management and employees Use collaboration tools to limit the need for corporate travel Improve electronic document management Extend hardware life, reduce data center floor space, and improve efficiency Formalize best practices for green IT, understand your company's requirements, and design an infrastructure to meet them Make older desktops and lighting fixtures more efficient with a few small upgrades Lower costs with virtual meetings, teleconferences, and telecommuting options Reduce your organization's energy consumption You'll also learn what to beware of when developing your green plan, and get familiar with all the terms relating to green IT. Green IT For Dummies starts you on the road to saving money while you help save the planet.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 319
4
Understanding the World of Green IT
7
Making the Business Case for Green IT
35
Green Journeys in Action
49
Getting a Running Start
59
Assessing Your Current Energy Use and Needs
73
Go Green in 12 Months Putting Together a Plan
99
Using Virtualization
205
Greening the Office
217
Greening the Office 217 Chapter 14 Moving to Green Screens and Computing Machines
219
Reducing Desktop Energy Waste
229
Pursuing the LessPaper Office
243
Evaluating Green Gadgetry
255
Greening the Organization
273
eWaste Not eWant Not
287

Greening the Data Center
113
Maximizing Data Center Efficiency
129
Racking Up Green Servers
147
Cooling Your Data Center
159
Building a Green Storage System
181
Grooming the Network for Green
197
Virtually There Collaboration Technologies for a Greener World
305
Ten Organizations That Can Help with Green IT Objectives
321
Ten Creative Computer Recycling Tips
329
Ten Tips for a Green Home Office
335
Index
349
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About the author (2009)

Carol Baroudi is a Research Director at the Aberdeen Group. Jeffrey Hill has nearly 30 years of experience in all facets of IT. Arnold Reinhold has more than 30 years of experience as a software consultant. Jhana Senxian specializes in social and environmentally oriented business practices.

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