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Greening Your
 IT Mindset


      Ken Kleiner
 Director of Information Technology
Who we are

Everything we do is focused on reducing
greenhouse gases - policy, energy efficiency,
technology development, ...
What do we offer


        Polic
        y

                              Environmental
                             Commu...
What do we offer: IT


                                                        Social
                   Polic
Internal Us...
What do we offer: IT


                                                  Social
Internal User                             ...
Our approach to Green IT




                  Reduce



                  Bits not
                   Atoms
          Bas...
Baseline

• What do you currently have for inventory?
Reduce


• Server Virtualization


                          3 to 1 Consolidation
                             - power loa...
Reduce


• Desktop Virtualization




                           Standardized mobile system
                              ...
Bits not Atoms


• Rebate Clearinghouse
                                                             Electronic
          ...
Bits not Atoms


  • Collaboration
                                                  Less document duplication

        Re...
Promote- now


• Educate our business units of our services
  – Rebate Clearinghouse
  – Unified user information
  – Paym...
Promote - future


• Location-based mobile services
  – Green social networking
  – Commute tracking
  – Traffic and trans...
Promote- future


• Change in how we look at data
  Traffic Congestion

                               Is your bus on time...
Beyond Dollars and Cents


• Reduces Risk
  – From rising energy costs and supply
  – Possible legislated changes
• Increa...
Beyond Dollars and Cents


• Climate Change is real




   …and how your organization’s uses technology is part of the sol...
Questions?




 Ken Kleiner
 kkleiner@climatechangecentral.com
 www.climatechangecentral.com
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Greening Your IT Mindset

  1. 1. Greening Your IT Mindset Ken Kleiner Director of Information Technology
  2. 2. Who we are Everything we do is focused on reducing greenhouse gases - policy, energy efficiency, technology development, environmental communications...the list goes on. These are the tasks and our goal is clear: to empower Albertans to take action on climate change.
  3. 3. What do we offer Polic y Environmental Communications Technology Development Energy Efficiency
  4. 4. What do we offer: IT Social Polic Internal User Networking y Toolset Collaboration Tools Environmental Communications Technology Development Rebate Data-sharing Clearinghouse Interfaces Rich Web Toolset Energy Efficiency
  5. 5. What do we offer: IT Social Internal User Networking Toolset Collaboration Tools Rebate Data-sharing Clearinghouse Interfaces In-source Rich Web Toolset Outsourced
  6. 6. Our approach to Green IT Reduce Bits not Atoms Baseline Promote
  7. 7. Baseline • What do you currently have for inventory?
  8. 8. Reduce • Server Virtualization 3 to 1 Consolidation - power load (80% less) - cooling needs reduced - smaller space needed
  9. 9. Reduce • Desktop Virtualization Standardized mobile system - power load (70% less) - no phantom power - increased security
  10. 10. Bits not Atoms • Rebate Clearinghouse Electronic Payment/Batched Reduced Transportation Batched Brochures Paper Forms Manual Check Payment Program Applicatio Review Send Details n Form Applicatio Payment Online n Review Website Application electronically Email for rejected apps Reduction in Materials
  11. 11. Bits not Atoms • Collaboration Less document duplication Reduced Transportation Staff Project Teams (WebEx & Live (WebEx Connect Meeting) & MS Groove) Timelines Shortened Geographically Internal and Diverse Partners External Users (Wikis) (MS SharePoint) Reduced email load Reduction in Materials
  12. 12. Promote- now • Educate our business units of our services – Rebate Clearinghouse – Unified user information – Payment processing – Internal & external reporting – Social networking model – Document storage with versioning – And more…
  13. 13. Promote - future • Location-based mobile services – Green social networking – Commute tracking – Traffic and transit updates • Remote Monitoring • New toolsets for business – Web tools for visual learning – Electronic paper – Emerging collaboration tools (video/audio/web)
  14. 14. Promote- future • Change in how we look at data Traffic Congestion Is your bus on time or full? How is the fuel economy of my current driving habits? Is the energy use in your own unusually high/low?
  15. 15. Beyond Dollars and Cents • Reduces Risk – From rising energy costs and supply – Possible legislated changes • Increased Staff Retention • Reputation – Consumers, students, employees and partners care about how green your organization is
  16. 16. Beyond Dollars and Cents • Climate Change is real …and how your organization’s uses technology is part of the solution.
  17. 17. Questions? Ken Kleiner kkleiner@climatechangecentral.com www.climatechangecentral.com

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