Cut Costs, Improve Service with Green Support

John Ragsdale, VP of Research for SSPA, TPSA, AFSMI
With dwindling natural resources, rising gas prices, and concerns about global warming, companies are receiving pressure from stockholders and customers to be more conscious about the corporate carbon footprint. Green initiatives are a win-win-win proposal: They cut operating expenses for the company, they create a positive image for the company on a global stage, and they also provide a competitive advantage as Green issues begin appearing on more RFPs. In this presentation, hear about innovative, enabling technology and real-world success stories in three areas of Green Support: Virtual Support Centers, Remote Support, and Real-Time Field Service Scheduling.
Feb 24 2009
44 mins
Cut Costs, Improve Service with Green Support
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Best practices for achieving an efficient data center
With today’s pressures on lowering our carbon footprint and cost constraints within organizations, IT departments are increasingly in the front line to formulate and enact an IT strategy that greatly improves energy efficiency and the overall performance of data centers.

This channel will cover the strategic issues on ‘going green’ as well as practical tips and techniques for busy IT professionals to manage their data centers. Channel discussion topics will include:
- Data center efficiency, monitoring and infrastructure management;
- Data center design, facilities management and convergence;
- Cooling technologies and thermal management
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