Green IT For Dummies

Overview

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...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470386880
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Understanding the World of Green IT.

Chapter 1: Win-Win-Winning with Green IT.

Chapter 2: Making the Business Case for Green IT.

Chapter 3: Green Journeys in Action.

Part II: Getting a Running Start.

Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Standards and Metrics.

Chapter 5: Assessing Your Current Energy Use and Needs.

Chapter 6: Go Green in 12 Months: Putting Together a Plan.

Part III: Greening the Data Center.

Chapter 7: Laying the Foundation for Green Data Management.

Chapter 8: Maximizing Data Center Efficiency.

Chapter 9: Racking Up Green Servers.

Chapter 10: Cooling Your Data Center.

Chapter 11: Building a Green Storage System.

Chapter 12: Grooming the Network for Green.

Chapter 13: Using Virtualization.

Part IV: Greening the Office.

Chapter 14: Moving to Green Screens and Computing Machines.

Chapter 15: Reducing Desktop Energy Waste.

Chapter 16: Pursuing the Less-Paper Office.

Chapter 17: Evaluating Green Gadgetry.

Part V: Greening the Organization.

Chapter 18: Greening the Facility.

Chapter 19: e-Waste Not, e-Want Not.

Chapter 20: Virtually There: Collaboration Technologies for a Greener World.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Organizations That Can Help with Green IT Objectives.

Chapter 22: Ten Creative Computer Recycling Tips.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for a Green Home Office.

Appendix A: Consumption and Savings Worksheets.

Index.

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