Green Tech: How to Plan and Implement Sustainable IT Solutions

  • 5h 18m
  • Lawrence Webber, Michael Wallace
  • 2009

A comprehensive guide to reducing any organization’s electronic waste.

With today’s electronic systems consuming massive amounts of energy, and improper disposal of old equipment threatening to release dangerous toxicity into the atmosphere, any company whose IT department isn’t actively working to shrink its carbon footprint isn’t just hurting the is also probably wasting money. Green Tech provides readers with practical, easily implemented strategies for sustainable computing, showing them how to:

  • build a business case to influence their organization's green strategy
  • reduce costs and improve equipment utilization while maintaining current customer service levels
  • identify old equipment at all levels, as well as suitable green replacements
  • virtualize servers
  • find alternative methods for data center cooling
  • conduct an energy audit and establish an energy baseline
  • determine the best options for recycling or donating old equipment

Filled with realistic, cost-efficient ideas, this book shows that going green isn’t just the right thing to do, but also a good business strategy.

About the Authors

Lawrence Webber (Columbus, OH) has over 30 years of IT experience in hardware and software, and is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional. He is a Senior Project Manager at Insight Corporation.

Michael Wallace (Columbus, OH) is the Vice President of Application Engineer at Result Data. He has more than 25 years of experience in the information services field.

In this Book

  • The Basics of Green Computing
  • Legal Mandates for Green
  • Business Case for Green Computing
  • Energy Usage
  • Energy Saving Initiatives
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
  • Document Management
  • Manufacturer Programs
  • IT Asset Disposal
  • Virtualization
  • Data Center
  • Virtual Workers
  • Green IT Department
  • Green Supply Chain