Green Information Technology

Green Information Technology
Author: Mohammad Dastbaz,Colin Pattinson,Babak Akhgar
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-03-09
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780128016718

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We are living in the era of "Big Data" and the computing power required to deal with "Big Data" both in terms of its energy consumption and technical complexity is one of the key areas of research and development. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that centralized computing infrastructures (data centres) currently use 7 giga watts of electricity during peak loads. This translates into about 61 billion kilowatt hours of electricity used. By the EPA’s estimates, power-hungry data centres consume the annual output of 15 average-sized power plants. One of the top constraints to increasing computing power, besides the ability to cool, is simply delivering enough power to a given physical space. Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach offers in a single volume a broad collection of practical techniques and methodologies for designing, building and implementing a green technology strategy in any large enterprise environment, which up until now has been scattered in difficult-to-find scholarly resources. Included here is the latest information on emerging technologies and their environmental impact, how to effectively measure sustainability, discussions on sustainable hardware and software design, as well as how to use big data and cloud computing to drive efficiencies and establish a framework for sustainability in the information technology infrastructure. Written by recognized experts in both academia and industry, Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach is a must-have guide for researchers, computer architects, computer engineers and IT professionals with an interest in greater efficiency with less environmental impact. Introduces the concept of using green procurement and supply chain programs in the IT infrastructure. Discusses how to use big data to drive efficiencies and establish a framework for sustainability in the information technology infrastructure. Explains how cloud computing can be used to consolidate corporate IT environments using large-scale shared infrastructure reducing the overall environmental impact and unlocking new efficiencies. Provides specific use cases for Green IT such as data center energy efficiency and cloud computing sustainability and risk.

Handbook of Research on Green ICT Technology Business and Social Perspectives

Handbook of Research on Green ICT  Technology  Business and Social Perspectives
Author: Unhelkar, B.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2010-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781616928353

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"This handbook coalesces worldwide investigations, thoughts, and practices in the area of Green ICT, covering the technical advances, methodological innovations, and social changes that result in enhancements and improvements in business strategies, social policies, and technical implementations"--Provided by publisher.

Sustainable ICTs and Management Systems for Green Computing

Sustainable ICTs and Management Systems for Green Computing
Author: Hu, Wen-Chen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2012-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781466618404

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"This book focuses on information technology using sustainable green computing to reduce energy and resources used"--Provided by publisher.

Harnessing Green IT

Harnessing Green IT
Author: San Murugesan,G. R. Gangadharan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-08-31
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781118306529

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“Ultimately, this is a remarkable book, a practicaltestimonial, and a comprehensive bibliography rolled into one. Itis a single, bright sword cut across the various murky green ITtopics. And if my mistakes and lessons learned through the green ITjourney are any indication, this book will be used every day byfolks interested in greening IT.” — Simon Y. Liu, Ph.D. & Ed.D.,Editor-in-Chief, IT Professional Magazine, IEEEComputer Society, Director, U.S. National AgriculturalLibrary This book presents a holistic perspective on Green IT bydiscussing its various facets and showing how to strategicallyembrace it Harnessing Green IT: Principles andPractices examines various ways of making computing andinformation systems greener – environmentally sustainable -,as well as several means of using Information Technology (IT) as atool and an enabler to improve the environmental sustainability.The book focuses on both greening of IT and greening by IT –complimentary approaches to attaining environmental sustainability. In a single volume, it comprehensively covers severalkey aspects of Green IT - green technologies, design, standards,maturity models, strategies and adoption -, and presents a clearapproach to greening IT encompassing green use, green disposal,green design, and green manufacturing. It also illustrates how tostrategically apply green IT in practice in several areas. Key Features: Presents a comprehensive coverage of key topics of importanceand practical relevance - green technologies, design,standards, maturity models, strategies and adoption Highlights several useful approaches to embracing green IT inseveral areas Features chapters written by accomplished experts from industryand academia who have first-hand knowledge and expertise inspecific areas of green IT Presents a set of review and discussion questions for eachchapter that will help the readers to examine and explore the greenIT domain further Includes a companion website providing resources forfurther information and presentation slides This book will be an invaluable resource for IT Professionals,academics, students, researchers, project leaders/managers, ITbusiness executives, CIOs, CTOs and anyone interested in Green ITand harnessing it to enhance our environment.

Green Technologies and Business Practices An IT Approach

Green Technologies and Business Practices  An IT Approach
Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2012-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781466619739

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Green technology plays an important role in the achievement of environmental sustainability. Tax incentives, carbon taxes, and rising fossil fuel costs are motivating increased growth and development of 'green' products and services, many of which are the result of innovative discoveries in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Green Technologies and Business Practices: An IT Approach is an international platform that brings together academics, researchers, lecturers, policy makers, practitioners, and persons in decision-making positions from all backgrounds who ultimately share new theories, research findings and case studies, together enhancing understanding and collaboration of green issues in business and the role of information technologies and also analyze recent developments in theory and practice. Furthermore, this book demonstrates the capacity of green models and policies, information technology and management for the mutual understanding, prosperity and overall well-being of all the citizens in the world. This title is perfect for politicians, professors, policy makers, government officers, and students alike.

Green Business Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Green Business  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1685
Release: 2019-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781522579168

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The issues of sustainability and corporate social responsibility have become vital discussions in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating practices that serve the overall community and ecological wellbeing can also allow businesses to flourish economically and socially. Green Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source for the latest research findings on the challenges and benefits of implementing sustainability into the core functions of contemporary enterprises, focusing on how green approaches improve operations. Highlighting a range of topics such as corporate sustainability, green enterprises, and circular economy, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for business executives, business and marketing professionals, business managers, academicians, and researchers actively involved in the business industry.

Green IT Strategies and Applications

Green IT Strategies and Applications
Author: Bhuvan Unhelkar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781439837818

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Bhuvan Unhelkar takes you on an all-encompassing voyage of environmental sustainability and Green IT. Sharing invaluable insights gained during two battle-tested decades in the information and communication technologies industry, he provides a comprehensive examination of the wide-ranging aspects of Green IT-from switching-off monitors, virtualizin

Green Technology

Green Technology
Author: Dustin Mulvaney
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2011-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781412996921

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Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide explores the essential role of technology and its most recent developments toward a sustainable environment. Twofold in its definition, green technology includes the changing of existing technology toward energy conservation as well as the creation of new, clean technology aimed at utilizing renewable resources. With a primary focus on waste management, the volume presents more than 150 articles in A-to-Z format featuring such disciplines as nanoscience, biochemistry, information technology, and environmental engineering. Scholars and experts in their fields present a full range of topics from applications of green technology to The Green Grid global consortium to membrane technology and water purification systems to waste-to-energy technology. This work culminates in an outstanding reference available in both print and electronic formats for academic, university, and public libraries. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, an extensive resource guide, numerous cross references, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.