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Green IT - Managing your carbon footprint

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New legislation, rising energy costs and increasing demand for green credentials have moved sustainable IT up the business agenda. Yet the term ‘green IT’ still means a variety of things to a variety of people – whether that’s sustainably managing and procuring IT assets, ethically recycling hardware or using IT to enable carbon footprint reduction. This ebook looks at these different aspects and offers advice on how to incorporate sustainable practices in business strategy.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. NEW EBOOK SERIES
  3. CONTENTS
  4. FOREWORD
  5. 1 GREEN IT AS A BUSINESS STRATEGY
    1. WHY GREEN IT?
    2. THE UK INDUSTRY PULSE ON GREEN IT AND CARBON EMISSIONS
    3. THE ARGUMENT FOR GREENING THE COMPANY
    4. GREEN IT STRATEGY
    5. THE MISSING PIECE
  6. 2 CLOUD COMPUTING, BPM AND GOING GREEN
    1. CYNICAL GREEN
    2. SHOW ME THE GREEN
    3. COMMITTED GREEN
    4. BIG GREEN
  7. 3 BLUEPRINT FOR GREEN IT
    1. POWER CUTS
    2. DATA CENTRES
  8. 4 ACCOUNTING FOR CARBON IN YOUR GREEN IT STRATEGY
    1. MEASUREMENT OF ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON EMISSIONS
    2. OTHER SOURCES OF IT-RELATED CARBON EMISSIONS
    3. HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT OF IT EMISSIONS
    4. COST–BENEFIT CASE
  9. 5 WHERE THERE’S MUCK THERE’S MONEY
    1. STEP 1: UNDERTAKE AN ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
    2. STEP 2: MAKE THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN
    3. STEP 3: THE STAKEHOLDER REVIEW
    4. STEP 4: IMPLEMENT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN
    5. THE BENEFITS
    6. INTANGIBLE BENEFITS
  10. 6 MAKING SAVINGS
    1. COMMENTS
  11. 7 NEED MORE CAPACITY?
    1. DO MORE WITH LESS
    2. USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT
    3. WHERE NEXT?
  12. 8 BEATING THE STORAGE BEAST
    1. SERVER OPTIMISATION, DEDUPLICATION, VIRTUALISATION
    2. SERVER OPTIMISATION
    3. DEDUPLICATION
    4. VIRTUALISATION
    5. THE BEST MIX FOR THE BEST RESULTS
  13. 9 MAKING DATA CENTRES GREENER
    1. MONITOR AND REDESIGN YOUR COOLING SYSTEM
    2. IS IT TIME TO INTERRUPT YOUR OLD UPS?
    3. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: CLOUD
    4. CASE STUDY
  14. 10 GREEN PROCUREMENT: GUIDELINES FOR BUYERS
    1. GREEN LABELS
    2. LOOKING AT SUPPLY CHAINS
    3. GATHERING DATA
    4. COLLABORATION
  15. 11 DESTINATION LANDFILL
    1. WHAT CAN BE DONE?
    2. LESS TOXIC
  16. 12 WEEE REGULATIONS
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE PLAYERS
    3. WHAT IS EEE AND WHAT DO THE REGULATIONS COVER?
    4. KEY OBLIGATIONS ON IT BUSINESSES
    5. KEY COMMERCIAL ISSUES
  17. 13 RECASTING WEEE
    1. SOME GOOD NEWS
  18. 14 THE IMPACT OF HARDWARE
    1. TOUCHSCREENS
    2. CHIPS
    3. BATTERIES
    4. CASES
  19. 15 GREEN IT BEST PRACTICE
    1. CREATE AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GREEN IT STRATEGY
    2. KNOW YOUR NUMBERS: WHAT YOU CANNOT MEASURE YOU CANNOT CONTROL
    3. GET EVERYONE ON BOARD WITH YOUR GREEN AGENDA
    4. SKILL UP ON GREEN IT TO DELIVER REAL RESULTS
    5. GREEN IT INITIATIVES, IDEAS AND INNOVATION
    6. LEADERSHIP AND CHAMPIONSHIP
  20. RESOURCES
    1. ORGANISATIONS
    2. ADVICE AND GUIDELINES
    3. GREEN OPINION AND RESOURCES