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See how going green can help keep your business in the black
Green technology is not only good for the environment; it's also good for your bottom line. As energy costs soar, limiting energy consumption is both smart and responsible. This guide is packed with cost-saving ways to make your company a leader in green technology, and case studies from organizations that have gone green show you how to do it.
- Consolidate and go green learn how virtualization can reduce data center consumption and floor space
Get a baseline do an energy audit to determine your present consumption and identify where to start greening
Green planning build a plan and get management and employees on board
Go formal formalize best practices for green IT, understand your company's requirements, and design an infrastructure to meet them
Thrifty desktops discover ways to reduce energy use even with older machines
Save a tree explore new ways to limit paper and printing costs
Just light changes see how a little money spent upgrading light fixtures can save a lot in energy costs
The anywhere office save with virtual meetings, teleconferences, and telecommuting options
Open the book and find:
- What to beware of when developing your green plan
A glossary of terms relating to green IT
How to build support for your plan
Ten organizations that help you get green
How virtualization can help you get started
Existing and emerging standards to consider
Small changes that offer big results
How to build a green storage system
Green IT For Dummies
will provide an overview of what green technology is, what problems it can (and can't) solve, and how businesses or organizations might go about planning and implementing green technology solutions.
- How green technology can advance sustainability goals
- How to develop and roll-out a green technology project
- Power-management software
- Printer, peripherals, gadgets and thin clients
- Servers and storage solutions
- Datacenter cooling
- Virtualization and consolidation technology
- Smart tools for managing lighting and air conditioning
- Collaboration tools to reduce the need for travel
- Electronic document management
The first guide to going green for IT leaders and business decision-makers
- Green technology represents a breed of computing hardware and software capable of reining in the costly, environmentally unfriendly waste that businesses and organizations generate
- The only book on the market to focus exclusively on using green technology to help businesses improve their energy consumption and benefit the environment
- Discusses topics such as power-management software, servers and storage solutions, datacenter cooling, virtualization and consolidation technology, smart tools for managing lighting, collaboration tools to reduce the need for travel, and more
- This guide provides an overview of what green technology is, what problems it can (and can't) solve, and how businesses or organizations might go about planning and implementing green technology solutions
- Also demonstrates how green technology will benefit the business with lower energy costs
Carol Baroudi (Waltham, MA) is a coauthor of Internet For Dummies (978-0-470-12174-0) and the first edition of Service-Oriented Architecture For Dummies (978-0-470-05435-2), as well as several custom For Dummies publications for IBM and HP.
Green technology is not only good for the environment; it’s also good for your bottom line. If your organization is exploring ways to save energy and reduce environmental waste, Green IT For Dummies
can help you get there.
This guide is packed with cost-saving ways to make your company a leader in green technology. The book is also packed with case studies from organizations that have gone green, so you can benefit from their experience. You’ll discover how to:
- Perform an energy audit to determine your present consumption and identify where to start greening
- Develop and roll out a green technology project
- Build support from management and employees
- Use collaboration tools to limit the need for corporate travel
- Improve electronic document management
- Extend hardware life, reduce data center floor space, and improve efficiency
- Formalize best practices for green IT, understand your company’s requirements, and design an infrastructure to meet them
- Make older desktops and lighting fixtures more efficient with a few small upgrades
- Lower costs with virtual meetings, teleconferences, and telecommuting options
- Reduce your organization’s energy consumption
You’ll also learn what to beware of when developing your green plan, and get familiar with all the terms relating to green IT. Green IT For Dummies starts you on the road to saving money while you help save the planet.
About the Author
Carol Baroudi is a Research Director at the Aberdeen Group. Jeffrey Hill has nearly 30 years of experience in all facets of IT. Arnold Reinhold has more than 30 years of experience as a software consultant. Jhana Senxian specializes in social and environmentally oriented business practices.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding the World of Green IT.
Chapter 1: Win-Win-Winning with Green IT.
Chapter 2: Making the Business Case for Green IT.
Chapter 3: Green Journeys in Action.
Part II: Getting a Running Start.
Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Standards and Metrics.
Chapter 5: Assessing Your Current Energy Use and Needs.
Chapter 6: Go Green in 12 Months: Putting Together a Plan.
Part III: Greening the Data Center.
Chapter 7: Laying the Foundation for Green Data Management.
Chapter 8: Maximizing Data Center Efficiency.
Chapter 9: Racking Up Green Servers.
Chapter 10: Cooling Your Data Center.
Chapter 11: Building a Green Storage System.
Chapter 12: Grooming the Network for Green.
Chapter 13: Using Virtualization.
Part IV: Greening the Office.
Chapter 14: Moving to Green Screens and Computing Machines.
Chapter 15: Reducing Desktop Energy Waste.
Chapter 16: Pursuing the Less-Paper Office.
Chapter 17: Evaluating Green Gadgetry.
Part V: Greening the Organization.
Chapter 18: Greening the Facility.
Chapter 19: e-Waste Not, e-Want Not.
Chapter 20: Virtually There: Collaboration Technologies for a Greener World.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Organizations That Can Help with Green IT Objectives.
Chapter 22: Ten Creative Computer Recycling Tips.
Chapter 23: Ten Tips for a Green Home Office.
Appendix A: Consumption and Savings Worksheets.