lifecycle

Business driver for electronic waste

Posted in e-waste, green-it-strategy, lifecycle on May 27th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Electronic waste, or e-waste, should be addressed in the IT strategy since the information technology organization owns the full life-cycle of the equipment it specifies and deploys.  …

…   “The hazardous materials in the equipment not only are a blight on the environment, but also can be a public relations nightmare when pictures hit the news of toxic waste heaps being picked over by children in Third World countries.”   …

Via Search CIO: Green IT Strategy (Link).

Automated Data Center Workflows

Posted in automation, data-center, incident-management, lifecycle, microsoft, opalis, process-automation, run-book-automation, virtual-machines on December 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

With Microsoft acquisition of Opalis, expect automation to become a strong capability of System Center. …

… “Prepackaged workflows and automation expertise for the common tasks in managing a datacenter. Examples include Run Book Automation, virtual machine lifecycle management, and incident ticket management. ” …

Via Microsoft Technet: System Center

Dell e-Waste Commitment

Posted in basel-convention, dell, devices, e-waste, electronic-waste, lifecycle, recycle on May 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell commits to improvements in its electronic waste supply chain and bans for movement of e-waste to emerging countries. …

… “By expanding its definition of electronic waste to include all non-working parts or devices, irrespective of material composition, Dell aims to help prevent the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by requiring that equipment be tested and certified as working prior to export. ” …

Via Dell: e-Waste Policy Improvement

IT Asset Lifecycle Perspective

Posted in disposal, green-it-strategy, information-technology, lifecycle, recycle, reuse on February 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

PC Graveyard by Mags on Flickr
Green IT strategy should consider the full life-cycle of information technology equipment, including disposal and recycling. …

… “Or sometimes you don’t have any further use for a piece of equipment, but some other organization could really use it. These are all alternatives when deciding what to do with that old IT equipment. ” …

Via Enterprise Management Quarterly: Old IT equipment