Green IT: Reduce Your Information System's Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line

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September 29, 2008


Mixed media product, 308 pages

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0071599231 / 9780071599238


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Reduce the environmental and budgetary impact of your IT infrastructure

This groundbreaking work offers a complete roadmap for integrating environmentally sound techniques and technologies into your Information Systems architecture. Green IT explains how to adopt a business-driven green initiative and provides a detailed implementation plan. You will find strategies for reducing power needs, procuring energy from alternative sources, utilizing virtualization technologies, and managing sustainable development. Case studies highlighting successful green IT projects at major organizations are included. Keep your IT department and your organization in the green--both environmentally and financially--with help from this comprehensive guide.

  • Work within current global initiatives and standards for e-waste
  • Minimize power usage and use alternative cooling methods in your datacenter
  • Transition your office into a paperless environment
  • Equip your organization with green hardware, including EPEAT-, RoHS-, and ENERGY STAR-certified machines
  • Implement efficient datacenter design in terms of energy consumption, cooling, server configuration, consolidation, cabling, redundancy, and more
  • Virtualize servers and storage using the latest technologies from VMware, Microsoft, Compellent, Incipient, and others
  • Measure existing datacenter efficiency using current metrics, and track progress with Business Intelligence tools
  • Establish a green supply chain
  • Explore the Software as a Service (SaaS) model
  • Manage ongoing compliance and sustainable growth

Table of contents

Part I: Trends and Reasons to Go Green
Chapter 1. Overview and Issues
Chapter 2. Current Initiatives and Standards
Part II: Consumption Issues
Chapter 3. Minimizing power usage
Chapter 4. Cooling
Part III: What You Can Do
Chapter 5. Changing the Way We Work
Chapter 6. Going Paperless
Chapter 7. Recycling
Chapter 8. Hardware Considerations
Part IV: Case Studies
Chapter 9. Technology Businesses
Chapter 10. Other Organizations
Part V: The Greening Process
Chapter 11. Datacenter Design and Redesign
Chapter 12. Virtualization
Chapter 13. Greening Your Information Systems
Chapter 14. Staying Green

Author comments

Toby J. Velte, Ph.D., is an internationally bestselling author of business technology articles and books. He is cofounder of Velte Publishing, Inc.

Anthony T. Velte, CISSP, CISA, is cofounder of Velte Publishing Inc., and a bestselling author of a variety of technology books, including Cisco: A Beginners Guide and Microsoft Windows Vista Administration.

Robert Elsenpeter is an award-winning journalist and author of a dozen technology books.

Back cover copy

"Green IT is a social imperative that meets the needs of business. This book guides organizations in applying environmentally sound practices to business and technology decisions--helping them reduce their consumption of resources, energy dependencies, and costs. These issues are real and the time to act is now." --Adam Warby, CEO, Avanade

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