Green IT for Sustainable Business Practice
Mark G. O'Neill (author)
An ISEB Foundation Guide
UK Price: £27.99 EU Price: €35.99 ROW (USD) Price: $43.99 ISBN: 9781906124625
Dimensions: 172 x 246 x 14
Number of pages: 165
Publication date: 28 APR 2010
About the book:
It is widely cited that the IT industry is currently responsible for the same level of carbon emissions as the aviation industry, and experts predict that these emissions will actually double in the next few years. There is a common consensus across all industry sectors that organisations have a responsibility to cut their carbon dioxide emissions if the effects of climate change are to be addressed. In fact, recent legislation makes it mandatory for organisations to do so. The book provides a fundamental understanding of the importance of IT in achieving an organisation’s green objectives. It gives the tools to create an action list to identify and address Green IT requirements. The book is primarily aimed at IT service providers but also contains advice, hints and tips for the general IT user.
Increasing worldwide concern for the environment has brought into sharp focus the emissions and energy inefficiencies of IT systems. Mark O’Neill provides strategies and practical approaches to resolving the environmental problems that IT poses, thereby enabling savings for the benefit of all concerned. - Bob Crooks, Defra Lead for Green IT
About the Author(s):
Mark O'Neill is a highly experienced IT Professional with 20 years' experience in the IT industry. He has held a number of senior roles and has experience of large scale IT Service Management and Infrastructure implementation programmes. Mark also has extensive experience in Best Practice consultancy and training in the public and private sector, both in the UK and overseas. He has recently been appointed Head of Service Management and Green IT Learning Consultancy in his current organisation, and was responsible for developing the UK’s first officially accredited Green IT training course. He is also the world’s first holder of the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT.
This is a sensible, clear-sighted guide to emerging standards, rules, business processes and best practices in a complex and ever-changing sector... This deserves to be a widely-read primer for anybody getting to grips with what the corporate carbon footprint is doing to business and technology, and is a volume worth distributing to those that consider the greening of IT as commonsense and straightforward.
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction to Green IT
2 The definition of Green IT
3 Establishing a Green IT policy
4 Green wash
5 Key roles in Green IT
6 Key factors driving Green IT
7 Business and organisational benefits of adopting Green IT
8 Making Green IT happen
9 The ICT life cycle
10 How to lessen the impact of embodied emissions
11 Improving your organisation’s Green IT credentials
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