BSM: A Rewarding First Step
BSM: A rewarding first step
The first step requires minimal capital investment, yet it delivers a huge payback in energy conservation. It's a holistic approach that addresses green IT within the broader context of increasing business service efficiency.
The approach is based on Business Service Management (BSM) or managing IT based on business priorities. Business service efficiency strives to achieve a balanced set of outcomes that include financial gains, operational yields and environmental benefits.
The first step is to understand the capacity you have, what it is costing, and what value it contributes to the business. This information enables you to discover not only unused capacity, but you can also discover capacity that is being used but that contributes no business value.
Solutions are available to help you in this quest. With the insight such solutions allow, you can take a simple step to use capacity more efficiently. You simply identify any piece of equipment that is consuming energy but providing no useful services. Then, just turn it off. Like many other IT professionals, you'll be amazed at how many of those devices are hiding in your IT infrastructure.