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Green IT in Practice: How One Company is Approaching the Greening of Its IT

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By: Gary Hird

IT Governance Publishing

Paperback | Sep 2008 | #179035 | ISBN-13: 9781905356614
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Green IT in Practice is a practical book to help managers navigate a little more easily through the mass of information surrounding Green IT. Written by Gary Hird, Technical Strategy Manager for the John Lewis Partnership, who has responsibility for progressing Green IT initiatives for John Lewis and Waitrose, and endorsed by Trewin Restorick, Director of the environmental charity Global Action Plan, this key book exudes tried and tested helpful advice, techniques and examples. "Green IT in Practice" contains a variety of ideas for establishing and formalising a Green IT programme within an organisation.

The experience of the John Lewis Partnership's Green IT programme during 2007 and the first half of 2008 is discussed in detail and is a core element.Chapters cover the link between general Corporate Social Responsibility and Green IT, how to go about constructing appropriate policies and metrics, and thoughts on how to engage with employees and suppliers. Individual case studies on key Green IT initiatives are then discussed in turn, before the book ends with a chapter considering how IT can begin to enable carbon footprint reduction in the organisation as a whole.


Introduction#Chapter 1: What is Green IT?#Chapter 2: Help to get started#Visit your CSR department!#Some longer-term targets#Other sources of help#Find out what's already happening#Ask suppliers for help#Chapter 3: What to do and how to measure it#Policies#Metrics#Initiatives#The acorns diagram#Work planning#Chapter 4: Design to disposal - some issues to consider#Procurement - what should we buy and when?#Going for (EPEATA') gold#Use - a green storage war on terabytes Sleepy disk drives and MAIDs#Disposal#Chapter 5: Engaging with employees#Some stereotypes#Making it easier to do the right thing#Innovative ideas from employees#Chapter 6: The challenge to suppliers#Badbuster#Tendering documents#Chapter 7: Green servers - virtualisation#Recognising the need#Making it happen#Desktop virtualisation#Chapter 8: Green printing#Moving to a managed print service#Specific issues we needed to address#Supplier selection#Benefits#Think before you print! Chapter 9: Green desktops - power management#Wake-on-LAN software#Other power management initiatives#Chapter 10: Datacentre environmental considerationsWho pays the bills?#Expert help#Where does the power go?#Chapter 11: IT as a green enabler#Travel reduction and homeworking support#Homeworking and flexible working#Helping measure and report on the problem#Where else might IT help?#SMART and a panda#Green power generation#There are solutions, and IT can take a lead Appendix 1: Green IT action list#Appendix 2: Further resources

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As Technical Strategy Manager for the John Lewis Partnership, Gary Hird is responsible for making sure that the company has the right strategy for its IT infrastructure and that this is fully aligned with business strategy. Since 2006 Gary has taken responsibility for progressing Green IT initiatives for John Lewis and Waitrose.

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