Harnessing Green IT: Principles And Practices
Enterprises, governments, and societies at large have a new important agenda: tackling environmental issues and adopting environmentally sound practices. Over the years, the use of IT has exploded in several areas, improving our lives and work and offering convenience along with several other benefits. We are passionate about advances in and widespread adoption of IT. However, IT has been contributing to environmental problems, which most people don't realize. Computers and other IT infrastructure consume significant amounts of electricity, placing a heavy burden on our electric grids. IT is a significant and growing part of the environmental problems we face today. We are obliged to minimize or eliminate where possible the environmental impact of IT to help create a more sustainable environment.