Green IT Strategies and Applications: Using Environmental Intelligence

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CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
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Bhuvan Unhelkar takes you on an all-encompassing voyage of environmental sustainability and Green IT. Sharing invaluable insights gained during two battle-tested decades in the information and communication technologies industry, he provides a comprehensive examination of the wide-ranging aspects of Green IT—from switching-off monitors, virtualizing data centers, and optimizing processes to bringing attitude change through training and the use of green metrics for reporting.

Combining extensive research, literature review experimentation, and decades of practical consulting experience, Green IT Strategies and Applications: Using Environmental Intelligence is your complete reference for undertaking a successful Green IT transformation. The environmentally responsible business strategies described in this book include motivators and drivers, transformation phases, management of risks, measuring and reporting of carbon, compliance with the ISO14000 family of standards, and the crucial nexus between Lean and green—resulting in what can be called Environmental Intelligence.

This environmentally conscious IT reference delves beyond the corporate responsibilities of organizations in a market-driven economy to demonstrate the importance of carbon management as an integral part of good business management. Increasing profits, reducing costs, applying innovations in business, adhering to government standards, process management, and the socio-cultural aspects of business are all masterfully intertwined with Green IT issues.

This book is equipped with case studies from different industrial sectors, including hospital (service), packaging (product), and telecom (infrastructure). It provides a complete suite of strategies, applications, tools, and techniques that will enable you to establish company-wide environmental strategies, a green value system, and the forward thinking required to properly position your organization for the low-carbon economy on the horizon.


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Green IT Fundamentals Business IT and the Environment
Green IT Strategies Drivers Dimensions and Goals
Environmentally Responsible Business Policies Practices and Metrics
Green Assets Buildings Data Centers Networks and Devices
Green Business Process Management Modeling Optimization and Collaboration
Green Enterprise Architecture Environmental Intelligence and Green Supply Chains
Green Information Systems Design and Development Models
Sociocultural Aspects of Green IT
Case Study in Applying Green IT Strategies and Applications to a Hospital
Case Study in Applying Green IT Strategies to the Packaging Industry
Case Study in Applying Green IT Strategies and Applications to the Telecom Sector
The Environmentally Responsible Business Strategies ERBS Research Project Survey
Case Study Scenarios for Trial Runs
Green IT Measurements from a CEMS
Green Glossary

Green Enterprise Transformation Roadmap
Green Compliance Protocols Standards and Audits
Emergent Carbon Issues Technologies and Future
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About the author (2016)

Bhuvan Unhelkar (BE, MDBA, MSc, PhD; FACS) has more than two decades of strategic as well as hands-on professional experience in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. As a Founder of he has notable practical consulting and training expertise in business analysis (use cases, BPMN) software engineering (object modeling, Agile processes and quality), Green IT (environment), enterprise architecture (including SOA), project management, collaborative web services and mobile business. His domain experience includes banking, financial, insurance, government as well as telecommunication organizations wherein he has created industry-specific process maps, quality strategies and business transformation approaches. For the past few years, Dr. Unhelkar has been actively involved in researching into Green IT and the environment – and its application in practice. He has supervised a PhD in the area of Environmentally Responsible Business Strategies (by B. Trivedi) as also set up and delivered a two day training course approved by the Australian Computer Society titled Green IT Design and Implementation (delivered around Australia through Connection Research/Envirability). He is winner of the Consensus IT professional award and the IT writer award under the ‘best author’ category.

Dr. Unhelkar earned his Doctorate in the area of "object orientation" from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1997. Subsequently he designed and delivered course units like Global Information Systems, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Business Process Reengineering and IT Project Management in the industry as well as across Universities in Australia, China and India. He lead the Mobile Internet Research and Applications Group (MIRAG) at the University of Western Sydney, where he is also an adjunct Associate Professor. He has authored/edited sixteen books in the areas of collaborative business, globalization, mobile business, software quality, business analysis, business processes and the UML, and has extensively presented and published papers and case studies.

Apart from Green IT, many other industrial courses developed by Dr. Unhelkar have now been delivered to business executives and IT professionals globally (in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, China, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Singapore). Training courses delivered through MethodScience are consistently ranked highly by the participants.

Dr. Unhelkar is a sought-after orator, a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (elected to this prestigious membership grade in 2002 for distinguished contribution to the field of information and communications technology), Life member of Computer Society of India, Rotarian at St.Ives (Paul Harris Fellow), Discovery volunteer at NSW parks and wildlife, and a previous TiE Mentor.

Dr. Unhelkar has published/presented the following in relation to Green IT:

Trivedi, B. and Unhelkar, B. (2009), Extending and Applying Web2.0 and beyond for environmental Intelligence, Handbook in research on Web 2.0, 3.0 and x.0: Technologies, Business and Social Applications, Published by Information Science Reference, USA, chapter no 43.

Trivedi, B., & Unhelkar, B. (2009), Semantic Integration of Environmental Web Services in an organization, Selected in ICECS 2009 Conference to be held at Dubai 28th to 30th Dec 2009, published in IEEE Computer Society Journal.

Unhelkar, B., Editor, the Handbook of Research in Green ICT: Technological, Methodological and Social Perspectives, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA. Edited. 2011. (close to 50 chapters contributed globally)

Unhelkar, B., Cutter Benchmark Review (CBR): "Creating and Applying Green IT Metrics and Measurement in Practice" in Green IT Metrics and Measurement: The Complex Side of Environmental Responsibility, Vol. 9, No. 10, October 2009 (Ed. G. Piccoli), pp 10-17

Unhelkar, B and Trivedi, B. (2009d), "Role of mobile technologies in an Environmentally Responsible Business Strategy", Chapter in Handbook of Research in Mobile Business:Technical, Methodological and Social perspectives, 2nd Edition; (Edited by B. Unhelkar), IGI Global Publication, Hershey, PA, USA.

Unhelkar, B., & Dickens, A. (2008), "Lessons in implementing "Green" Business Strategies with ICT, Cutter IT Journal, Vol 21, No 2, February 2008, Cutter Consortium, USA.

Unhelkar, B., and Philipson, G., "Development and Application of a Green IT Maturity Index", ACOSM2009 - The Australian Conference on Software Measurement (ACOSM), Nov, 2009.

Unhelkar, B., and Trivedi, B., (2009), "Merging Web Services with 3G IP Multimedia systems for providing Solutions in Managing Environmental Compliance by Businesses", Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (Internet Technologies and Applications, ITA 09), 8-11 Sep, 2009, Wrexham, North Wales, UK – presented by B. Unhelkar.

Unhelkar, B., and Trivedi, B., (2009), "Managing Environmental Compliance: A techno-business perspective", SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology) Journal, ISSN 0974-5076, Sep, 2009, paper ID: JSCIT09_015.