assessments

Green IT Assessment

Posted in assessments, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, maturity-model on October 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Establishing the baseline for your performance is a critical first step in the green journey. Have you plateaued in your green initiatives? A maturity test may inform you of your performance level and suggest means to breakthrough to the next level of green IT achievement. …

… “The crucial first step is assessment — understanding the state of green IT policies and practices within your organization. ” …

Via Greener Computing: Green IT Maturity Test

Outside Air Cools Green Data Centers Using Tool

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, assessments, cooling-system, data-center, energy-costs, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-grid, load, tool on April 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use Green Grid’s tool to assess the use of ambient air temperatures for data center cooling application. …

… “Using zip codes, the tool allows users in the United States and Canada to input their specific variables – such as local energy costs, IT load, and facility load – to determine the energy savings for individual facilities. ” …

Via Green Grid: Free Cooling Tool

Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Access

Posted in analytical-tools, assessments, benefits, collaboration, consolidation, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, high-availability, information-technology, it-project, it-strategy, pilots, practices, strategies, strategy on November 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recommendations for collaboration between government and industry include improving information availability for energy efficiency in data centers. …

… “Improve access to information – Develop and consolidate information about technical and organizational best practices for energy efficiency in data centers; information should include analytical tools for technology, as well as financial and risk assessments; information should also include simple checklists, such as basic items to consider for new IT projects; use pilot projects and test centers to develop real data on costs and benefits. ” …

Via U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategy Workshop: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations (PDF)

Notebook EU Flower Certification

Posted in achievement, assessments, asus, award, certification, computer-equipment, drives, eco-certification, eco-friendly, epeat-gold, green-asus, initiatives, laptop, notebook-computer, sustainability on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

ASUS notebook receives EU Flower certification

ASUS achieves the first EU Flower Eco Award for computers on its N Series line of notebooks computers. …

… “This achievement validates the eco-friendliness of ASUS’ N Series notebooks, which had already been honored with prestigious EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold awards in October this year. On a broader note, it is also a reflection of the growing momentum of ASUS’ sustainability drive – Green ASUS – which it initiated in 2000. ” …

Via ASUS: Eco Certification for Computers

Virtualization Enables Green IT Strategy

Posted in assessments, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, report, research, strategies, strategy, study, technology-managers, virtualization on July 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recent research study shows increasing interest in green IT strategy and the emergence of virtualization as a key tactic to support that objective. …

… “The results of the report found that just under 80% of IT managers are deploying, piloting or assessing the use of virtualisation technology to support their green IT strategy. ” …

Via iStockAnalyst: IT to Go Green