Sustainable IT - The business case

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  • Self Sufficiency – Generating own needs – Reducing the Co2 footprint of College IT Systems Need for Power – generation – purchasing Need for equipment – Ethical Disposal Over the Horizon needs – pace of change increasing storage shorter lifecycles IT as part of the Solution; Energy management systems need to balance environmental impact with environmental costs Paying for IT Offloading responsibility Green technologies are at one time part of the problem as well as the solution
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    1. 1. Sustainable IT - The business case John Perks
    2. 2. What is Sustainable IT ? <ul><li>Sustainable Organisation - An enterprise that can meet its own environmental, social, and economical needs. </li></ul><ul><li>IT as part of the Problem </li></ul><ul><li>IT as part of the Solution </li></ul>
    3. 3. Boundaries <ul><li>Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Country </li></ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul>
    4. 4. Perspectives <ul><li>Corporate Social Responsibility; </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations; </li></ul><ul><li>Business Efficiency; </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Interdependencies <ul><li>IT </li></ul><ul><li>Estates </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory Returns </li></ul>
    6. 6. A Complex Environment <ul><li>Complex Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Behaviour </li></ul>
    7. 7. Managing Complexity <ul><li>Requisite Variety </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Adaptive Systems Management </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Effective Energy Conservation </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Thank you for your time </li></ul>
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