We have passion, conviction, urgency, and necessity. We know that most people don't understand what's in their power to change. Our explicit goal is to enable you to better understand the basic issues around green information technology (IT) and to equip you to take those initial steps. We were changed by writing this book and hope reading it changes you. Time is short; the subject desperately important.
Whether yours is a small organization trying to cut costs, a medium-size organization fighting for your survival in harsh economic times, or a larger organization face to face with power constraints and industry regulations, we hope this book will ground you with what you need to know and empower you to move forward. The folks we've met who've already begun this journey are passionate about what they're doing and proud of what they've done. Many of them are working overtime because they too feel the urgency.
Whether you're an IT manager, a C-level executive, a facilities/operations person, or just someone who wants to understand the implications of information technologies in consumption of power, in finding more efficient processes and cutting costs, and in impacting the planet, we hope you find this book useful.
Information technology (IT) is an enormously complex field. It's amazing enough that your applications run, that people can actually use them to get their work done, and that your systems stay up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365.25 days a year. ...