Synopses & Reviews
As energy costs soar, along with increasing global warming effects, and the need to reduce carbon footprints, IT departments can provide effective and productive resources and offer to assist organizations in their environmental sustainability efforts. More and more, Green initiatives with IT have become a mainstream topic in the business, consumer, and government sectors with results such as lowering energy costs, increasing social responsibility, becoming more eco-friendly to Green consumers, and much more.
So how can businesses, including yours, use technology to stay in the green–both financially and environmentally?
Brimming with practical solutions, offerings, planning, and implementation ideas, Empowering Green Initiatives with IT explores the organizational and strategic aspects of integrating Green initiatives with Green-related IT resources and offerings, such as Business Intelligence dashboards, Balanced Scorecards with Green initiative performance metrics, Green IT advisors, desktop power-saving technology, Environmental Management systems, custom and compliant reporting, and much more.
A must-read for anyone concerned about the environment, the business world, and how the two interact, this timely book explores issues every informed CIO, CTO, IT manager, and consultant will be considering sooner rather than later, including:
- Exactly what is your IT department's role in Green initiatives?
- Long-term Green initiatives guaranteed to add strategic value to your organization
- Workable tips for integrating your IT department into your overall environmental sustainability plan
- Aligning your Green initiatives with corporate goals of enhancing social responsibility, customer satisfaction, and competiveness
Watch your company become a leader in Green technology. Empowering Green Initiatives with IT is your complete road map, offering disciplined approaches and concepts backed up by standards, best practices, software tools, and regulatory compliance notations for strategic implementation of Green initiatives that are as good for the environment–as they are for your bottom line.
This book provides organizations with planning and implementation guidance for their Green initiatives. It discusses the many benefits of Green IT and shows how Green IT initiatives can be tracked via business intelligence dashboards that can perform analytical and predictive analysis of green related business data. Tentative contents: Chapter 1: What is Green IT? Chapter 2: Green IT Benefits and Drive Chapter 3: Green IT Solutions and Offerings Chapter 4: Green IT Research, Partners, and Vendors Chapter 5: Green IT Planning Chapter 6: Green IT Implementation Chapter 7: Green IT Tracking Appendix A: References Appendix B: Resources and Links Appendix C: Green IT Planning Worksheet Appendix D: Green IT Implementation Checklist Appendix E: Glossary Index
A straightforward guide to the role of IT departments and vendor's in assisting organizations in going green with the aid of IT-related resources and offerings.
This book provides organizations with strategy, planning, implementation, assessment guidance for their Green initiatives. It discusses the many benefits of Green initiatives with the assistance, integration and collaboration of IT department and vendors, i.e. custom and vendor application development and reporting tools, Green IT examples, business intelligence dashboards that can perform analytical and predictive analysis of green related business data.
- Outlines the major benefits to be gained through Green initiatives with IT
- Shows you how your business can strategize, plan, implement, assess Green initiatives solutions with IT
- Explores how to develop Green initiative strategies, plans, projects, and assessments that integrate IT resources and offerings effectively.
Practical and thorough, this book includes helpful checklists, glossary, and resources to get started with your business's Green initiatives.
Praise for Empowering Green Initiatives with IT: A Strategy and Implementation Guide
"Carl Speshock has tackled a broad topic and delivered a touchdown! This comprehensive guide is informative, delivering step-by-step approaches through the stages of Green initiatives within the IT department that is easily understandable by anyone involved. Empowering Green Initiatives with IT: A Strategy and Implementation Guide is a relevant resource that will be referenced over and over again."
—Jon Lindy, President, Technology Business Research, Inc.
"Carl Speshock hits all the major requirements for developing strategic sustainability initiatives. A great primer for anyone looking to launch an effective green project–big or small, short-or long-term. His focus on ROI will help ensure the success and long-term viability of your green program."
—Michelle C. Naquin, Green Technology Alliance
"As global energy demands continue to increase and regulations take shape to create a low-carbon economy, businesses are searching for ways to grow while becoming more efficient. IT has and will continue to be a considerable component of the business environment, and while challenges exist, leaders will rise to the top through innovation and execution. Carl Speshock provides practical strategies for business executives to employ technology to help reduce the impact of corporate operations and build for a better future."
—Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist,Microsoft Corporation
About the Author
Carl H. Speshock, MBA graduate and PhD IT student, is a Senior SQL Server/BI Architect for Microsoft Consulting Services with over twenty years' experience in the IT and computer engineering industry. He provides training, executive briefings, and IT speaking engagements to his clients, which include many Fortune 500 companies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Green Initiative Drivers and Benefits with IT.
Drivers for Green Initiatives.
Benefits of Green Initiatives with IT Overview.
Chapter 2 IT Resources and Offerings to Assist Green Initiatives.
Chapter 3 Green Initiative Strategy with IT.
Strategy Framework Components.
Chapter 4 Green Initiative Planning with IT.
Planning Stage Overview.
Environmental Management System.
Planning Stage Process Flow.
Planning Stage Tips.
Chapter 5 Green Initiative Implementation with IT.
Implementation Stage Overview.
Implementation Stage Process Flow.
Implementation Stage Tips.
Chapter 6 Green Initiative Assessment with IT.
Assessment Stage Overview.
Assessment Stage Process Flow.
Assessment Stage Tips.
Appendix A: Resources and Links.
Appendix B: Planning Green Initiatives with IT Checklist.
Appendix C: Implementing Green Initiatives with IT Checklist.
About the Author.