From the Back Cover
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
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.