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Green IT for Sustainable Business Practice: An ISEB Foundation Guide

By: Mark G O'Neill

144 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

British Computer Society

Paperback | Apr 2010 | #196061 | ISBN-13: 9781906124625
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It is widely cited that the IT industry is responsible for the same level of carbon emissions as the aviation industry, and experts predict that these emissions will double in the next few years. There is consensus in the industry that organisations have a responsibility to cut their emissions and legislation is in place to make this mandatory. The book provides the tools to create an action list of Green IT requirements. It is primarily aimed at IT service providers but also contains advice for the general IT user.

This is a sensible, clear-sighted guide to emerging standards, rules, business processes and best practices in a complex and ever-changing sector. It covers formulating policy, roles and responsibilities, drivers, practical advice on making it happen, improving organisation green credentials, IT's role in the non-datacentre-centric business lifecycle and much else besides. Considering the book's scope it's also mercifully concise, coming in at under 150 pages despite including useful definitions, copious notes, suggestions for further reading and a good index. The author makes good use of lists, tables and graphics and his writing style does not bow under the pressure of emerging guidance rulebooks or become strangled by coverage of the reams of red tape entangling CIOs. 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.
- CIO Magazine


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
12 Conclusion
13 Summary

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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.

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