What has Enterprise-Wide Power Management got to do with IT? David Tebbutt Freeform Dynamics Ltd +44 1895 677845 [email_ad...
Topics <ul><li>Background and business drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Energy, IT and responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>IT's supp...
Sustainable development... <ul><li>“ ...meets the needs of the present  without compromising the ability of future generat...
To what degree are the following motivating, or likely to motivate action on environmental issues? Source: Freeform Dynami...
The issue: Energy <ul><li>“ The climate problem is mostly an </li></ul><ul><li>energy problem”  </li></ul><ul><li>Professo...
Primary energy-related drivers <ul><li>Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory compliance </li></...
ICT emissions and savings <ul><li>ICT is two percent of carbon emissions </li></ul><ul><li>ICT’s own footprint is expected...
Is the amount you spend on electricity to run IT a known quantity, i.e. is it tracked or measured? Source: Freeform Dynami...
You’ll need to take the broad view Source: Forum for the Future, Clean Air Cool Planet and GHG Protocol http://www.forumfo...
Where IT can support the enterprise <ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Dematerialisation </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></...
Some enterprise quick wins <ul><li>Show commitment from the top </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage staff to commit too </li></ul>...
Measurement is essential 11
The IT department <ul><li>Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed estate...
Some IT quick wins <ul><li>Remote power management </li></ul><ul><li>Optimise printers </li></ul><ul><li>Extend working li...
The longer term <ul><li>Telepresence </li></ul><ul><li>Audit assets and decommission </li></ul><ul><li>Thin client </li></...
Conclusions <ul><li>Energy reduction is a continuous process </li></ul><ul><li>IT is at its heart </li></ul><ul><li>Base d...
Thank you David Tebbutt Freeform Dynamics Ltd +44 1895 677845 [email_address] www.freeformdynamics.com http://www.hp.com/g...
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IT's role in enterprise power management

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David Tebbutt discusses the context for, and the central role of, IT in an organisation's power management. He takes the listener from sustainability, through the link between climate change and energy use, all the time stressing the cost benefits of taking action. The presentation includes quick IT-powered wins for the enterprise, quick wins for IT itself and finishes with longer term suggestions which can deliver even bigger savings.

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IT's role in enterprise power management

  1. 1. What has Enterprise-Wide Power Management got to do with IT? David Tebbutt Freeform Dynamics Ltd +44 1895 677845 [email_address] www.freeformdynamics.com 2
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Background and business drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Energy, IT and responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>IT's supporting role </li></ul><ul><li>The IT department </li></ul><ul><li>The longer term </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sustainable development... <ul><li>“ ...meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations World Commission </li></ul><ul><li>on Environment and Development </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Our Common Future’, published 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.un-documents.net/wced-ocf.htm </li></ul>
  4. 4. To what degree are the following motivating, or likely to motivate action on environmental issues? Source: Freeform Dynamics’ online survey (1474 respondents) completed February 2008 http://www.freeformdynamics.com/fullarticle.asp?aid=140
  5. 5. The issue: Energy <ul><li>“ The climate problem is mostly an </li></ul><ul><li>energy problem” </li></ul><ul><li>Professor David JC MacKay </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Energy: without the hot air </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.withouthotair.com/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Primary energy-related drivers <ul><li>Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Customer demands </li></ul><ul><li>Other stakeholders </li></ul>
  7. 7. ICT emissions and savings <ul><li>ICT is two percent of carbon emissions </li></ul><ul><li>ICT’s own footprint is expected to grow </li></ul><ul><li>ICT is part of the problem </li></ul><ul><li>ICT is part of the solution </li></ul><ul><li>ICT could save five times its own footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Group 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Smart 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smart2020.org/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Is the amount you spend on electricity to run IT a known quantity, i.e. is it tracked or measured? Source: Freeform Dynamics’ online survey (1474 respondents) completed February 2008 http://www.freeformdynamics.com/fullarticle.asp?aid=140 9
  9. 9. You’ll need to take the broad view Source: Forum for the Future, Clean Air Cool Planet and GHG Protocol http://www.forumforthefuture.org/library/getting-to-zero Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scopes
  10. 10. Where IT can support the enterprise <ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Dematerialisation </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Property </li></ul><ul><li>(Industry-specific applications) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Some enterprise quick wins <ul><li>Show commitment from the top </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage staff to commit too </li></ul><ul><li>Change printing habits </li></ul><ul><li>Switch things off </li></ul><ul><li>Move bits not atoms </li></ul><ul><li>Make progress visible </li></ul>
  12. 12. Measurement is essential 11
  13. 13. The IT department <ul><li>Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed estate </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some IT quick wins <ul><li>Remote power management </li></ul><ul><li>Optimise printers </li></ul><ul><li>Extend working life </li></ul><ul><li>Buy conscientiously </li></ul><ul><li>Increase operating temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualise servers and storage </li></ul>
  15. 15. The longer term <ul><li>Telepresence </li></ul><ul><li>Audit assets and decommission </li></ul><ul><li>Thin client </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit cloud services </li></ul><ul><li>Remote sensing/monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent temperature management </li></ul><ul><li>Building management </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusions <ul><li>Energy reduction is a continuous process </li></ul><ul><li>IT is at its heart </li></ul><ul><li>Base decisions on needs not wants </li></ul><ul><li>Consider environmental ramifications </li></ul><ul><li>IT can be the hero, not the villain </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you David Tebbutt Freeform Dynamics Ltd +44 1895 677845 [email_address] www.freeformdynamics.com http://www.hp.com/go/greenit4dummies 18

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