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The Green IT Guide

Ten Steps Toward Sustainable and Carbon-Neutral IT Infrastructure

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  • Details how to reduce the carbon footprint of your IT systems and cloud services

  • Shows how to tackle power and heat wastage from your existing IT equipment

  • Discusses how to reduce e-waste and help those in poorer communities

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-8057-7
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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Knowing the Impact Your IT Systems Have

    • Mike Halsey
    Pages 19-34
  3. Assessing Future Technologies

    • Mike Halsey
    Pages 169-183
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 185-190

About this book

Become part of the solution to climate change and learn how you can reduce the carbon footprint and increase the sustainability of your IT systems. Learn how to ensure new equipment is as power efficient, sustainable, and repairable as possible. Uncover the sustainability policies of your cloud and IT service providers so you can make thoughtful, cost-sensitive, and environmentally sound decisions when purchasing cloud-based SaaS and other services. Also learn to reduce e-waste in a way that inspires your employees, your stakeholders, and your customers. 

This book looks at our understanding of climate change and the impact that IT systems have through their constant demand for electrical power from increasingly over-stressed electrical grids and ever-rising energy costs. You will learn what you can do in your own business or organization to lower the electrical and carbon footprints of your IT systems. You will need to discover the environmental policies of your cloud providers so you can make cloud-based computing choices with reduced carbon footprints in mind. Author Mike Halsey provides guidance for desktops, with a discussion of settings and practices that can reduce power usage of Windows systems, including home workers using their own equipment, and covering smartphones and tablets with all operating system types. The book will help you examine the broader world and how IT companies and business leaders are pressing ahead toward ambitious climate goals, and you will look at new technologies you can expect to see developed in support of those goals. 

What You Will Learn
  • Manage the power requirements of your existing IT equipment and systems more efficiently
  • Ensure high levels of power efficiency of any new IT equipment that you purchase
  • Know where to look for the sustainability policies of cloud and IT service
  • Ask the right questions of suppliers and stakeholders
  • Inspire employees and stakeholders to want to do more to reduce their own carbon footprint
  • Work within charitable, business, and governmental structures to reduce e-waste and help communities


Keywords

  • Green Computing
  • Climate Change
  • Global Warming
  • Global Cooling
  • Carbon Neutral
  • Carbon Negative
  • Sustainable
  • Sustainability
  • Clean Energy
  • Recycling
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Services
  • IT Systems
  • Carbon Footprint

Authors and Affiliations

  • Genouillac, France

    Mike Halsey

About the author

​Mike Halsey is the author of more than 20 books on IT systems, Microsoft Windows, productivity, and accessibility. He has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee for more than 10 years and is a recognized technical expert. He is known for being the author of the popular Windows Troubleshooting books and associated videos (Apress) and has also written The Windows 10 Accessibility Handbook (Apress) and The Windows 10 Productivity Handbook (Apress). 

Mike is well versed in the problems and issues that PC users, IT pros, and system administrators face when administering and maintaining all aspects of a PC ecosystem. He is a teacher who has built skills in helping people understand sometimes intimidating subjects in easy-to-understand ways, and put these skills to great effect in his books and training videos. Mike lives in the south of France with his two rescue border collie, Evan and Robbie, and tries to live as sustainable a life as possible. You can contact him on Twitter @MikeHalsey.

 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-8057-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)