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The green IT track at Interop Las Vegas kicked off with a session from yours truly on “The Evolution Of Green IT: Projects That Cut Cost, Avoid Risk And Grow Revenues” to help IT professionals plan for green IT’s current and future state backed up with a number of real-life examples. Here are they key takeaways that I&O professionals should pay attention to:IT is cornerstone to planning and executing organizational-wide green strategies.
What do Green IT, the economic crisis, and best selling author, Thomas Friedman, have in common? Poor accounting
Consider the following questions posed by Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and author of The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, and more recently, Hot, Flat And Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How it Can Renew America:“Was it an accident that Citibank, Iceland’s banks, and the ice banks of Antarctica all melted at the same time?”“Was it an accident that Bear Sterns and the polar bears both faced extinction at the same time?
IT leadership understands the financial benefits of Green IT, which is why the top motivator for greener IT operations is financial. But the rolodex of Green IT projects available is seemingly endless.
To date, IT pros have given very little attention to the “greening” of the network. Why?
The rolodex of Green IT projects available to IT leadership is seemingly endless. But at some point, prioritization is necessary, and IT professionals tend to gravitate to those projects that produce an acceptable financial return with the path of least resistance.
In a number of recent client interactions with both enterprise IT end users and vendors, the question of “Is the ‘green’ in Green IT dead?” has come up.