Editure Green ICT workshop March 2011


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Discussion on Greening the IT environment and how you can save network and Data centre costs at the same time.

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Editure Green ICT workshop March 2011

  1. 1. Editure Education Services Green (and efficient) IT
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>for you to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>understand technology better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make greener use of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understand your technical staff better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>network with other teachers and principals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>for us to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>understand your needs better </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Green ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Becoming greener and saving money </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Morning tea </li></ul><ul><li>Round table discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Challenges & Idea Sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Wrap up and lunch </li></ul>
  4. 4. A bit about Editure <ul><li>Formed in 1994, </li></ul><ul><li>Helping over 10,000 schools worldwide throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA </li></ul><ul><li>We build online portal software </li></ul><ul><li>We offer teacher Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>We help Business with expert Network ICT support and guidance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Participants <ul><li>Alexander Kittl </li></ul><ul><li>Luke Simmons </li></ul><ul><li>You! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Green ICT <ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Technology </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Green Engagement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Infrastructure – Networks <ul><li>Connecting devices together </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless access points </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of your network </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting your network </li></ul>
  8. 8. Infrastructure – Power Usage <ul><li>Switch off! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does policy work on its own? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To screen-save or not to screen-save </li></ul><ul><li>Power management policies </li></ul>
  9. 9. Infrastructure – Power Usage <ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco EnergyWise (Automated power management) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbonetix (Energy usage monitoring) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Infrastructure – Printers, paper and toner <ul><li>Print-outs never collected? </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate of printers? </li></ul><ul><li>Set printer defaults </li></ul><ul><li>Use 75gsm paper </li></ul><ul><li>Secure print </li></ul><ul><li>Digitise newsletters and daily notices! </li></ul><ul><li>Use www.papercut.com </li></ul><ul><li>Use www.closetheloop.com.au </li></ul>
  11. 11. Infrastructure – Electronic White Boards <ul><li>Clever devices, but are they used effectively? </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Professional Development required </li></ul>
  12. 12. Computing devices <ul><li>PCs: gas guzzlers </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops: lean on power </li></ul><ul><li>Netbooks: small and cheap </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But reliability can be a problem! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>iPads and tablets: increasingly popular </li></ul>
  13. 13. Desktop Technology – Computer re-imaging <ul><li>Re-imaging </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time consuming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Booting via USB lets students do the same! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A variety of tools available for remote re-imaging (Ghost, SCCM, etc) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Desktop technology– Recycling older computers <ul><li>Murdoch University’s 8Ball program </li></ul><ul><li>www.cashforcomputers.com.au </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technology – Server Virtualisation <ul><li>Providing computing services on minimal hardware: </li></ul>
  16. 16. Technology – Server Virtualisation <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced need for hardware (cost, maintenance headaches, contract management, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better utilisation of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redundancy of services </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Technology – Server Virtualisation <ul><li>BUT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualisation is not a panacea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Danger of single points of failure, proliferation of virtual machines, over-utilisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper design is required! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Desktop Technology – VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) <ul><li>Possible solution for use in labs mainly </li></ul><ul><li>Uses cheaper thin clients </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to a server </li></ul><ul><li>Not suitable for intensive use of high-end graphics or video applications </li></ul>
  19. 19. Desktop Technology – Cloud Computing <ul><li>Software as a service </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal hardware spend </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No software maintenance fees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data is reliably backed up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obvious reductions in electricity use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User-pays approach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Also applies to applications </li></ul>
  20. 20. Desktop Technology – Cloud Computing <ul><li>Hardware as a service </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal to no hardware spend </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data is reliably backed up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obvious reductions in electricity use </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. To Buy or To Lease? <ul><li>Buying outright: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You need set aside cash to replace equipment in 3 to 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leasing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Converts Capital Expenditure to Operational Expenditure </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. To Buy or To Lease? Lease Buy Cash Flow Usually better from a short-term cash flow perspective. Frees up cash for other purposes while you generate income to pay the leases. You pay less overall but need to have available cash. Financing as an alternative costs more than a lease. Upgrades Many lease companies let you upgrade to newer equipment during the term of the lease without renegotiating. If you need newer equipment, you are on your own. However, simple upgrades (RAM, hard drive, etc.) cost you the price of the upgrade only. Equity At the end of a lease, you don't own the property, and you will need to replace it or buy it from the lease company. You own the equipment and can do with it whatever the needs of your school dictate. Disposal The lessor is responsible for whatever it costs to dispose of the equipment. You are on to your next set of computers. You can use the equipment for a different purpose within your school, sell it, or pay someone to recycle it for you, but disposal is up to the owner of the equipment.
  23. 23. <ul><li>Morning Tea </li></ul>
  24. 24. Green ICT – Many things to many people
  25. 25. Applying “Green ICT” <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in the community </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your school can stand out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff, student, parent engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for students – projects, leadership </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Green Panthers Present: ISB’s Recycling Plan
  27. 27. Step 1: <ul><li>Find smart students who care about the environment </li></ul>A +
  28. 28. Step 2: <ul><li>Position recycling containers around the school </li></ul>New Sign !
  29. 29. <ul><li>Get smart students to show other smart students how and where to recycle. </li></ul>Step 3: I’ll show you how. … and I’ll show you where.
  30. 30. Maintaining Momentum <ul><li>New Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>New Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>New Processes </li></ul><ul><li>How do we tie them all together? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Maintaining Momentum <ul><li>Collaborative group </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out applications that can help </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out independent advice </li></ul><ul><li>Set up “Green IT” committees within school </li></ul><ul><li>CERES – Sustainable Hub </li></ul>
  32. 32. Break Out Session <ul><li>Collaborative group </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out applications that can help </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out independent advice </li></ul><ul><li>Set up “Green IT” committees within school </li></ul><ul><li>CERES – Sustainable Hub </li></ul>
  33. 33. Summary <ul><li>Let learning drive technology </li></ul><ul><li>Every bit counts </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of following best practices </li></ul>
  34. 34. Further Details <ul><li>Contact Editure:- </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Brearley </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Manager </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>