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9780470386880

Green IT For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470386880

  • ISBN10:

    0470386886

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-27
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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The first guide to going green for IT leaders and business decision-makersGreen 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 costsCarol 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.

Author Biography

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

Introduction
Understanding the World of Green IT
Win-Win-Winning with Green IT
Making the Business Case for Green IT
Green Journeys in Action
Getting a Running Start
Getting to Know the Standards and Metrics
Assessing Your Current Energy Use and Needs
Go Green in 12 Months Putting Together a Plan
Greening the Data Center
Laying the Foundation for Green Data Management
Maximizing Data Center Efficiency
Racking Up Green Servers
Cooling Your Data Center
Building a Green Storage System
Grooming the Network for Green
Using Virtualization
Greening the Office
Moving to Green Screens and Computing Machines
Reducing Desktop Energy Waste
Pursuing the Less-Paper Office
Evaluating Green Gadgetry
Greening the Organization
Greening the Facility
e-Waste Not, e-Want Not
Virtually There Collaboration Technologies for a Greener World
The Part of Tens
Ten Organizations That Can Help with Green IT Objectives
Ten Creative Computer Recycling Tips
Ten Tips for a Green Home Office
Consumption and Savings Worksheets
Index
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