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

by Gary Hird

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

Organisations are becoming increasingly concerned about climate change, and are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact. A brand with a genuine commitment to the green agenda will be more valued by its customers, and cutting energy consumption means that your business can also cut costs. The IT department has a vital role to play in minimising the carbon footprint of your organisation. Green IT in Practice, Second edition provides guidance on how to implement a Green IT programme. It will help you to formulate a Green IT policy, curb demand for data storage capacity, and lower the electricity consumption of the datacentre. A specific chapter looks at how server and desktop virtualisation can enable your business to save energy and space. Based on his first-hand experience of successfully implementing Green IT initiatives for the John Lewis Partnership, the author describes the specific problems that JLP confronted, and explains the solutions that he found for them. He gives a fascinating account of how Green IT has enabled one of Britain's best-loved companies to make significant improvements in efficiency. This second edition has been updated to reflect the progress that JLP's Green IT programme has made since 2008. The author shows how IT can be harnessed to help reduce carbon emissions across the whole organisation, pointing to the success of IT initiatives at Waitrose in improving demand forecasting and reducing food miles.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849280518
Publication date: 27th May 2010
Author: Gary Hird
Publisher: IT Governance Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Business & the environment, ïGreenÍ approaches to business, Business mathematics & systems,

About Gary Hird

Gary Hird is IT Strategy Manager for the John Lewis Partnership. Since 2006, he has been responsible for the coordination and implementation of Green IT infrastructure initiatives within the Partnership. Gary Hird's approach achieved results for John Lewis, and his book makes the case for Green IT in language that business will understand.

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