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Top 10 Green IT Initiatives


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The Top 10 Green It Initiatives in 2011.

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Top 10 Green IT Initiatives

  1. 1. Top 10 Green IT Initiatives Created By:
  2. 2. Many companies are adopting Green IT initiatives to save money and sustain the environment.
  3. 3. IT Initiatives Top 10
  4. 4. 1. Improved Data Center Cooling Methods <ul><li>Improve the cooling configuration to eliminate hot spots and energy leaks </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. Consolidate Servers Using Virtual Software <ul><li>Use just one server to power these virtual servers rather than numbers dedicated servers to dramatically reduce energy consumption </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. Alternative Storage Methods <ul><li>As companies storage needs increase more energy is used to power these drives. By switching to large capacity drives and performing audits to eliminate redundancies in the system </li></ul>
  7. 7. 4. Reconfiguring Data Center Floor Layouts <ul><li>Use hot and cold aisle configurations with appropriate air conditioning units at various locations, separating warm air from cool air </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5. Use of Thin Clients <ul><li>Each employee has a virtual desktop that includes a mouse, keyboard and screen while the remaining unit is shared by all at a central location </li></ul>
  9. 9. 6. Consolidate Printers via Output Management <ul><li>Use one centrally located printer to handle all printing tasks eliminating numerous machines being left on all day sucking up energy </li></ul>
  10. 10. 7. Print Suppression <ul><li>We have email, electronic signatures and the ability to create PDF documents. Save time, energy and money by not printing at all. It will reduce the use and cost of printers and paper </li></ul>
  11. 11. 8. Explore Alternative Energy Sources <ul><li>Cleaner energy sources should be used to power data centers, such as nuclear or hydroelectric power. Saves money and generates fewer emissions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 9. Asset Usage Practices <ul><li>Use energy savings settings and encouraging employees to turn off equipment at the end of the work day or weekends </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Proper disposal and recycling is so important because it potentially eliminates the threat of harmful toxins being released into the environment and allows for the reuse of equipment reducing the amount of waste </li></ul>10. Proper Disposal and Recycling
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