Green IT Assessment: Manage what you Measure

Presented by

Mark Rumsby; Government Consulting at EDS

About this talk

In the face of emerging carbon and energy consumption legislation, the desire to run IT more efficiently and effectively, reduce operational costs and to develop a long term sustainability strategy, large organisations need to quantify the environmental impacts of their IT so that improvements can be measured and reported. EDS’ Green IT Planning Assessment is a short process that enables an organisation to develop a comprehensive roadmap for sustainable IT, by establishing a baseline and prioritising improvement initiatives. These can range from initiatives directed at reducing IT’s energy consumption and levels of waste, through to increased use of IT to enable process efficiencies and changed behaviour within the organisation. For example an assessment of a UK Government Agency’s ICT policies and operational processes, such as reduced paper consumption and PC/laptop refresh policies, identified five opportunities which if implemented would reduce their annual utility bills by £1.25m and save up to 16,000 metric tonnes of carbon. Mark Rumsby will outline the steps to embarking on a Green IT journey and how we have helped some of our clients.

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