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Green IT in 2009: Balancing Responsibility, Accountability, and the Economy GreenPages Technology Solutions Michael Healey, CTO Goals for Presentation Discuss state of Green IT Introduce concepts of creating a Green IT Portfolio Give some suggestions on Key Components

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Green IT in 2009: Balancing Responsibility, Accountability, and the EconomyGreenPages Technology Solutions Michael Healey, CTO

goals for presentation
Goals for Presentation
  • Discuss state of Green IT
  • Introduce concepts of creating a Green IT Portfolio
  • Give some suggestions on Key Components
  • Talk about Implementation Process
  • Answer any questions
green it activity to date
Green IT activity to date
  • Largely ROI driven
  • Heavy emphasis on power savings
  • Expanding focus on non-power related green issues
green it in 2009
Green IT in 2009
  • Economic Challenges
  • New Mandates & Requirements coming
    • E-Waste
    • Power Usage
  • Movement continues to grow
    • Green is no longer a nice ‘tag line’
    • Organizations will be expected to deliver
  • Need to re-think your approach
quick check your green balance
Quick Check – Your Green Balance

92% understand issues with over 40% willing to drive personal behavior and possibly pay more

quick check company green balance
Quick Check – Company Green Balance

Sustainable manufacturing opinion > 80% don’t check or won’t pay more

understand your internal drivers of green
Understand your Internal Drivers of Green

Leverage this outside support!

create green technology portfolio10
Create Green Technology Portfolio
  • Covers all the Green IT options
  • Balance
    • Energy Savings
    • Environmental impact
    • Cost reduction
    • Staff acceptance
    • Communications Impact
    • Customer / Vendor Acceptance
    • Mandates / Requirements

Not just a Help Desk or IT discussion!

general procurement
General Procurement
  • Easy to implement
    • Desktops
    • Printers
    • Monitors
  • Leverage EPEAT & Energy Star tools
  • Understand pricing / savings ratio
  • Quick savings can offset increases
general procurement calculate full cost
General Procurement – calculate full cost

Two Dell monitors with similar resolutions & features

Payback > 10 years at 10.6c per kilowatt hour

data center procurement
Data Center Procurement
  • Not as easy
    • No standardized power ratings
    • No manufacturing benchmarks
  • Server Ratings just out
  • Storage Ratings just starting
  • Difficult to quantify results
  • Focus on usage of gear instead
virtualization
Virtualization
  • Not really about green, but high impact for Green portfolio
    • Power savings
    • Reduction of legacy technology equipment
    • Smaller heating/cooling footprint
virtualization green
Virtualization & Green
  • Most organizations haven’t finished initial phases
  • Complete server virtualization
  • Realize full cost savings
  • Leverage savings as part of your Green Portfolio
end user management
End User Management
  • Tackle the bad habits
    • Screen savers
    • Printer usage
    • Power Saving Settings
  • Leverage the upper management buy-in
  • Biggest potential for savings
end user management ammo for the fight
End User Management – Ammo for the fight
  • Screen savers
    • Don’t save screens
    • Don’t let machines sleep
    • Cost $84 - $100 per year in excess energy
  • Printer usage
    • Newer systems cost less for ink
    • Can control color via policies
    • Print management programs work (>50 printers)
  • Power Saving Settings
    • 80% of users modify or shut off
    • Best control for energy
    • Balance productivity vs power
e waste
E-Waste
  • What’s E-Waste?
    • The IT junk we throw away
    • 40% of all mercury in landfills, but 2% of volume
    • Major focus for new administration
  • Huge hidden cost
    • Only 30% have formal program
    • Major environmental impact
    • Every state is ramping up programs
  • What’s your program?
  • Does everyone the program?
vendor programs sustainable manufacturing
Vendor Programs & Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Small but growing
    • Large Manufacturers
    • Government Agencies
    • Non-profits
  • Customers may require you comply with programs
    • Extends beyond IT
    • Impacts your IT purchases
  • Competitive Advantage for Government bids
next steps
Next Steps
  • Establish Baselines Spending
    • Power
    • Consumables
    • Material Disposal
  • Establish Environment Goal
    • Reduction of hazardous material
    • Improvement of e-waste management
    • Reduce paper consumption
  • Set Goals per category
next steps22
Next Steps
  • Avoid Gimmicks
    • Carbon Foot printing
    • Heavy handed marketing
  • Consider joining programs
    • Feedback to EPA
    • Peer review programs
    • Insight into timelines
  • Be ready for new rules
thank you
Thank you
  • Full research report and analysis
    • http://greenit.informationweek.com/
    • Copies from HDI chapter
  • Additional Questions?
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