Sunday, August 15, 2010

The 400

According to IT News "Australia needs only 400 specialists to sufficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ICT ..." (in "Lecturer calls for 400 Green IT specialists", by Liz Tay, Aug 13, 2010 2:45 PM). I can't really argue with that, as apparently I said it.This was for in an interview while at Data Centre Strategics in Sydney. This is one of those cases when the journalist is better able to discern the essence of what I am talking about better than I am. What I have proposed is $1M government funding to train 400 Green ICT specialists in the top 400 government agencies and companies. The students would do one of the courses offered by ANU, ACS and Open Universities Australia, and others. The staff will then work in their organisation to reduce the greenhouse emissions of the nation by 5% to 15%.

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