UNIT 1: OVERVIEW AND ISSUES, INITIATIVES AND STANDARDS
Overview and Issues:
Problems: Toxins, Power Consumption, Equipment Disposal, Company’s Carbon Footprint: Measuring, Details, reasons to bother,
Plan for the Future, Cost Savings: Hardware, Power.
Initiatives and Standards:
Global Initiatives: United Nations, Basel Action Network, Basel Convention, North America: The United States, Canada, Australia,
Europe, WEEE Directive, RoHS, National Adoption, Asia: Japan, China, Korea.
Unit 2: Minimizing Power Usage, Cooling
Minimizing Power Usage:
Power Problems, Monitoring Power Usage, Servers, Low-Cost Options, Reducing Power Use, Data De-Duplication, Virtualization,
Management, Bigger Drives, Involving the Utility Company, Low-Power Computers, PCs, Linux, Components, Servers, Computer Settings, Storage, Monitors, Power Supplies, Wireless
Cooling Costs, Power Cost, Causes of Cost, Calculating Cooling Needs, Reducing Cooling Costs, Economizers, On-Demand Cooling, HP’s Solution,
Optimizing Airflow, Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle, Raised Floors, Cable Management, Vapour Seal, Prevent Recirculation of Equipment Exhaust, Supply Air Directly to Heat Sources, Fans,
Humidity, Adding Cooling, Fluid Considerations, System Design, Data centre Design, Centralized Control, Design for Your Needs, Put Everything Together.
Unit 3: Changing the Way of Work, Going Paperless
Changing the Way of Work:
Old Behaviors, starting at the Top, Process Reengineering with Green in Mind, Analyzing the Global Impact of Local Actions, Steps:
Water, Recycling, Energy, Pollutants, Teleworkers and Outsourcing, Telecommuting, Outsourcing, how to Outsource.
Paper Problems, The Environment, Costs: Paper and Office, Practicality, Storage, Destruction, Going Paperless, Organizational Realities,
Changing Over, Paperless Billing, Handheld Computers vs. the Clipboard, Unified Communications, Intranets, What to Include, Building an Intranet, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
2007,Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Nuts and Bolts, Value Added Networks, Advantages, Obstacles.
Unit 4: Recycling, Hardware Considerations
Problems, China, Africa, Materials, Means of Disposal, Recycling, Refurbishing, Make the Decision, Life Cycle, from beginning to end, Life, Cost,
Green Design, Recycling Companies, Finding the Best One, Checklist, Certifications, Hard Drive Recycling, Consequences, cleaning a Hard Drive, Pros and cons of each method, CDs and
DVDs, good and bad about CD and DVDs disposal, Change the mind-set, David vs. America Online
Certification Programs, EPEAT, RoHS, Energy Star, Computers, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, All-in-Ones, Thin Clients, Servers,
Blade Servers, Consolidation, Products, Hardware Considerations, Planned Obsolescence, Packaging, Toxins, Other Factors, Remote Desktop, Using Remote Desktop, Establishing a
Connection, In Practice
Unit 5: Greening Your Information Systems, Staying Green
Greening Your Information Systems:
Initial Improvement Calculations, Selecting Metrics, Tracking Progress, Change Business Processes, Customer
Interaction, Paper Reduction, Green Supply Chain, Improve Technology Infrastructure, Reduce PCs and Servers, Shared Services, Hardware Costs, Cooling.
Organizational Check-ups, Chief Green Officer, Evolution, Sell the CEO, SMART Goals, Equipment Check-ups, Gather Data, Tracking the data,
Baseline Data, Benchmarking, Analyze Data, Conduct Audits, Certifications, Benefits, Realities, Helpful Organizations.