asset-management

Redundant Assets

Posted in asset-management, green-computing, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, purchasing, redundancy on November 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A green IT audit screens for purchasing policies, asset management practices, and power consumption baseline. …

… “Vreeswijk looks to eliminate redundant machines and infrastructure, or looks for redundant workstations, such as unnecessary hot spares … ” …

Via Vancouver Sun: Green computing

Carbon Disclosure

Posted in asset-management, benchmarks, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-disclosure-project, carbon-footprint, climate-change, emissions, green-it-strategy, greenhouse-gas, it-project, it-strategy, management, strategies, strategy on October 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Carbon Disclosure Project publishes data from 1550 of the top global businesses on greenhouse gas emissions and their climate change strategies. …

… “The findings from CDP, which represents some 385 institutional investors with $57 trillion in assets under management, also revealed the Utilities sector within the Global 500 to be the most transparent in their reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, with 93% responding to CDP. In contrast the Oil and Gas sector (an early adopter of carbon reporting) performed relatively poorly with a response rate of just 69%.” …

Via Carbon Disclosure Project: Global 500 and S&P 500 Results

Measure Baseline for Green Data Centers

Posted in asset-management, asset-utilization, benefits, cost-benefits, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, greening, improvement, infrastructure, it-project, measurements, measuring, operations, plan, power-consumption, power-utilization, research, utilization on September 14th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Developing your plan for greening the data center? Understand your energy efficiency improvement by establishing the baseline measurement systems now. Expect benefits to go beyond energy and look for increased asset utilization and intangible improvements. …

… “Measure first, green second. Measure your data center’s energy consumption before enacting any green or energy efficient projects. One hundred percent accuracy isn’t required … ” …

Via Forrester Research: IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Green Strategy Profitable

Posted in asset-management, capability, carbon-footprint, footprint, green-it-strategy, it-services, it-strategy, management, services, software, solutions, strategies, strategy, ups, virtualization on August 6th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

While green IT strategies encompass virtualization and asset management, service providers can exploit more software and technology capabilities to reduce a client’s overall carbon footprint. …

… “As customers become more attuned to the importance of going green as energy costs escalate and e-waste piles up, they also are increasing the profit potential for solution providers offering green solutions. ” …

Via Channel Insider: Green IT Principles

Greening Government IT Strategy Sets Technology Agenda

Posted in actions, asset-management, asset-utilization, best-practice, carbon-footprint, carbon-neutral, data-centre, drives, federal-it, footprint, government, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, impact, investment, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, supplier-collaboration, utilization on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK government sets green IT strategy into motion. Objectives for greening information technology include understanding the carbon impact of new investments with a target of carbon neutral and taking a lifecycle view of new IT assets. The government will pursue power management for active devices and use virtualization to drive capacity utilization rates much higher. …

UK Cabinet Office implements green Information Technology strategy

… “The Greening Government ICT strategy sets out the first steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. We are the first government in the world to look at our ICT in this way and we want to see changes taking place immediately. We want to see best green practice throughout government – computers switched off overnight, printers defaulting to duplex, data centres efficiently cooled. The good news is that we are not alone in aiming for these goals. There is already a great deal of activity in departments and within industry and we will be working with our suppliers to ensure that action is taken immediately. ” …

Via UK Cabinet Office: Greening Government ICT (PDF)