Thursday, September 06, 2012

Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices

The new 432 page book "Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices (Wiley - IEEE)" (Wiley) edited by San Murugesan and G. R. Gangadharan is due out in October 2012. But at US$88, it makes my book "Ict Sustainability: Assessment And Strategies For A Low Carbon Future" look cheap ($2.99 for Kindle).
Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices examines various ways of making computing and information systems greener – environmentally sustainable -, as well as several means of using Information Technology (IT) as a tool and an enabler to improve the environmental sustainability. The book focuses on both greening of IT and greening by IT – complimentary approaches to attaining environmental sustainability. In a single volume, it comprehensively covers several key aspects of Green IT - green technologies, design, standards, maturity models, strategies and adoption -, and presents a clear approach to greening IT encompassing green use, green disposal, green design, and green manufacturing. It also illustrates how to stratgically apply green IT in practice in several areas.

Key Features:

Presents a comprehensive coverage of key topics of imprortance and practical relevance - green technologies, design, standards, maturity models, strategies and adoption
Highlights several useful approaches to embracing green IT in several areas
Features chapters written by accomplished experts from industry and academia who have first-hand knowledge and expertise in specific areas of green IT
Presents a set of review and discussion questions for each chapter that will help the readers to examine and explore the green IT domain further
Includes a companion website providing resources for further information and presentation slides

This book will be an invaluable resource for IT Professionals, academics, students, researchers, project leaders/managers, IT business executives, CIOs, CTOs and anyone interested in Green IT and harnessing it to enhance our environment. Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1119970059
ISBN-13: 978-1119970057

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