The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Send In Your Suggestions

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-07
 
 
 

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT

Top Technology Executives Give Five Quick Steps to Green IT We asked some of the top technology executives to outline five steps to thinking green in business. If you have five steps you would like to submit, please e-mail them to

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - No Place Like Home

What about putting in the right technology to make it easier for employees to work from home and to collaborate more easily across locations to reduce carbon emissions from cars/planes, etc.? - Julie Rees, Editorial Services Specialist

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - No Place Like Home

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - A Big Turn Off

Turn OFF computers, monitors and connected peripherals (personal scanners, non-networked printers) when you leave for the day, and turn OFF the power strips/surge suppressors into which they are plugged. - Jean Shepherd

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - A Big Turn Off

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - A Wake-Up Call

Leverage technology like Wake on LAN to avoid the need to leave PCs on 24x7 to ensure proper patching. Having employees shut their computers off each evening can cut PC power consumption by more than two-thirds in many environments. - Jim Sa

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - A Wake-Up Call

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Telecommute and Teleconference

If the U.S. work force could work from home just one day per week, there would be a 20 percent reduction in transportation energy costs right away. Consider the real costs of commute times, traffic, accidents and energy that can be reduced by IT organizat

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Telecommute and Teleconference

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Digital Delivery

1. As a customer, require all your vendors to deliver software and documentation electronically. Each CD manufactured and delivered is equivalent to about 1Kg of atmospheric CO2. And, as a bonus, electronic delivery eliminates sales tax in more than a do

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Digital Delivery

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Greener by the Dozen (1 of 3)

1. Enable and promote telecommuting. One of the most green practices a company can promote is to decrease their employees travel to work and simultaneously decrease all the in-house resources needed to support their physical presence. 2. A

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Greener by the Dozen (1 of 3)

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Greener by the Dozen (2 of 3)

5. Prefer workgroup over individual peripherals. Printers, scanners and other peripherals can be deployed at a workgroup level with as much or more functionality than at an individual level. 6. De-duplicate devices. A user with a PDA, a mo

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Greener by the Dozen (2 of 3)

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Greener by the Dozen (3 of 3)

9. Set policy for the cleaning crew. In office buildings, the cleaning crew often deliberately leaves lights on throughout the building for several hours. 10. Consider computer-based telephony. For users who are comfortable with talking at

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Greener by the Dozen (3 of 3)

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Thomas Russo

Thomas Russo is the chief technology officer at Akridge Real Estate Services in Washington, D.C. He is a CTO with boundless energy to talk to you about saving energy. His advice spans an area of interest that ranges beyond traditional IT areas, but expan

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Thomas Russo

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Let There Be Light (Only When You Need It)

Use motion-sensor-controlled lighting on building automation systems. Remember the following areas and techniques. • stairwells • Daylight harvesting sensors that automatically adjust lighting to amount of daylight. Some st

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Let There Be Light (Only When You Need It)

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Banish Those Bulbs

Push building management to replace all incandescent bulbs with CFLs, LED lighting or just more efficient bulbs

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Banish Those Bulbs

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Intelligent Motoring

Use variable speed drives on motors where possible. For example: • Escalators can use motion sensors rather than constant operation • Domestic water pumps can pump only the volume needed; not constantly at full speed

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Intelligent Motoring

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Intelligent Design (The Green Kind)

Design, Design, Design - whether retro-fitting or new design, energy efficiencies should be considered early • Design new buildings with no incandescent bulbs • Be part of the development and design teams. Help them find en

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Intelligent Design (The Green Kind)

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Monitor That Meter

Monitor electrical savings to prove return on investment • Various software and hardware options are available to monitor the consumption of all utilities

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Monitor That Meter

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - James Whalen

James Whalen is the senior vice president and CIO of Boston Properties. He is widely recognized as one of the top technology executives in melding information technology, building systems and business processes into a comprehensive energy management syste

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - James Whalen

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Live in the Virtual World

Virtualization allows you to dramatically cut the number of servers you need, while also investing in the latest efficiency servers, thereby eliminating legacy and inefficient servers

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Live in the Virtual World

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Power Laws

Set standards for power settings by enforcing policy level standards across all desktops, laptops and printers

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Power Laws

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - The Intelligent Data Center

If you are rebuilding or redesigning your data center, implement a design that reduces energy consumption and lessens heat output

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - The Intelligent Data Center

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Cut the Paper

Reduce paper output through imaging and implementing best practices on printer usage

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Cut the Paper

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Avoid the PC Dump

Require proper recycling of older computers

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Avoid the PC Dump

The eWEEK Guide to Green IT - Send In Your Suggestions

Got five suggestions for a Green Information Technology world? Send them my way and, if selected, we'll add them to the slide show with a credit in your name.

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