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Green IT in Practice: How one company is approaching the greening of its IT

Book Description

This best-selling practical book helps managers to navigate the confusing mass of information surrounding Green IT with greater ease. Focusing heavily on the experience of implementing the John Lewis Partnership's Green IT programme, it contains a host of valuable ideas for establishing and formalising your own Green IT initiative.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Foreword
  3. Preface To First Edition
  4. Preface To Second Edition
  5. About the Author
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
  8. 1. What is Green IT?
  9. 2. Help to Get Started
    1. Visit your CSR department!
    2. Some longer-term targets
    3. Other sources of help
    4. Find out what’s already happening
    5. Ask suppliers for help
  10. 3. What to do and How to Measure IT
    1. Policies
    2. Metrics
    3. Initiatives
    4. The acorns diagram
      1. 1 Lifecycle stage
      2. 2 Involvement/responsibility of the IT department.
      3. 3 Current competency
      4. 4 Compliance vs. full cost recovery vs. leadership (as per the previous chapter)
    5. Work planning
  11. 4. Design to Disposal – Some Issues to Consider
    1. Design – ‘coding green’
    2. Procurement – what should we buy and when?
    3. Going for (EPEATTM) gold
    4. Use – a green storage war on terabytes
    5. Sleepy disk drives and MAIDs
    6. Disposal
  12. 5. Engaging with Employees
    1. Some stereotypes
    2. Making it easier to do the right thing
    3. Innovative ideas from employees
  13. 6. The Challenge to Suppliers
    1. Tendering documents
      1. Compliance with environmental legislation and industry standards
      2. Obsolescence versus upgradability
      3. Packaging and shipping of computer equipment
      4. Toxic materials
      5. Other design and manufacturing factors, including printing-related issues
  14. 7. Virtualisation
    1. Recognising the need
    2. Making it happen
    3. Virtualisation maturity model
    4. Desktop virtualisation
  15. 8. Green Printing
    1. Moving to a managed print service
    2. Specific issues we needed to address
    3. Supplier selection
    4. Benefits
    5. Think before you print!
  16. 9. Desktop Power Management
    1. Wake-on-LAN software
    2. Other power management initiatives
  17. 10. Green Datacentres
    1. Who pays the bills?
    2. Expert help
    3. Where does the power go?
    4. Getting it right with a new datacentre
  18. 11. IT as a Green Enabler
    1. Travel reduction and homeworking support
    2. Homeworking and flexible working
    3. Helping measure and report on the problem
    4. Where else might IT help?
    5. Transport optimisation
    6. Supplier ordering
    7. Fuel monitoring
    8. Demand forecasting
    9. Multi-channel fulfilment
    10. Delivery booking scheduling
    11. SMART and a panda
    12. Green power generation
    13. There are solutions, and IT can take a lead
  19. 1. Green IT Action List
  20. 2. Further Resources
  21. 3. ITG Resources
    1. Other Websites
    2. Pocket Guides
    3. Toolkits
    4. Best Practice Reports
    5. Training and Consultancy
    6. Newsletter