Green - The Reader Perspective

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Green - The Reader Perspective

  1. 1. Going Green? The Reader Perspective Dale Vile Freeform Dynamics Ltd [email_address] www.freeformdynamics.com
  2. 2. TOPICS <ul><li>Overview of research </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to green </li></ul><ul><li>IT and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Power consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling the business </li></ul><ul><li>Pulling it all together </li></ul><ul><li>Comments & questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Survey respondents by organisation size
  4. 4. Scope of environmental objectives/policy Broad Green Commitment Selective Green Commitment No Green Commitment
  5. 5. Significant variation in all industries
  6. 6. USA less enlightened, or less gullible?
  7. 7. Larger organisations further along
  8. 8. Carrots, sticks and opportunism How much are the following motivating or likely to motivate action on environmental issues?
  9. 9. HOMING IN ON IT Power management Enabling the business
  10. 10. Tuning into IT practicalities How would you describe your own familiarity with environmental issues as they relate to IT?
  11. 11. The obvious question of power Do you have initiatives in place to reduce power consumption in relation to IT?
  12. 12. Green drives interest in power Do you have initiatives in place to reduce power consumption in relation to IT?
  13. 13. Accountability politics and practicality Is the amount you spend on electricity to run IT a known quantity, i.e. is it tracked or measured at the moment?
  14. 14. The power measurement challenge Thinking of the data centre or computer room, to what level of granularity are you able to measure power consumption?
  15. 15. Solutions that make a difference Which of the following would you regard as having a potentially significant impact when looking to minimise power consumption?
  16. 16. The desktop power challenge Do you have any of the following in place to help users with desktop power management?
  17. 17. Pulling it all together How prominent is the environmental element in your overall IT strategy?

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