Green Computing – The Environmental
Benefits Of Going Green


Did you know, if computer is left on for 24 hours dumps 1500 pounds of CO2 which accounts for $150 annually?

As an emerging topic in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), “Green Computing” is transforming the way IT services are managed and delivered. With the rapid increase in energy costs and environmental issues, IT organizations are looking for practices to use technology in environment-friendly ways and reduce operating costs.

Adopting Green Computing can help in preventing environmental degradation as well as help in improving the brand value of a company. Many organizations still have questions about uses and implementation of green computing for their business such as:

  1. Should we use it?
  2. How should we implement it in our business operations to get the most value?
  3. How much will it cost?
  4. What are the long-term implications of implementing the Green Computing model?

… and so on.

This whitepaper would help them understand the concept and how they can realize the full benefits of Green IT while saving business costs and time.

This paper outlines valuable information and practices on Green Computing for businesses as well as individuals, including:

  • Introduction to Green Computing
  • Need for Green Computing
  • Benefits of Green IT
  • Barriers to Green acceptance
  • Strategies to implement Green IT practices
  • A quick sneak peek on ‘Green’ data centers
  • Cloud computing and its impact on the environment
  • E-Waste management, and
  • Industry and government initiatives

While the use of Green Computing today is associated with the ability to reduce energy usage, costs and environmental sustainability, widespread acceptance of this technology is expected to have a transformative effect on enterprises.


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