Empowering Green Initiatives with IT: A Strategy and Implementation Guide

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A straightforward guide to the role of IT departments andvendor's in assisting organizations in going green with the aid ofIT-related resources and offerings.

This book provides organizations with strategy, planning,implementation, assessment guidance for their Green initiatives. Itdiscusses the many benefits of Green initiatives with theassistance, integration and collaboration of IT department andvendors, i.e. custom and vendor application development andreporting tools, Green IT examples, business intelligencedashboards that can perform analytical and predictive analysis ofgreen related business data.

  • Outlines the major benefits to be gained through Greeninitiatives with IT
  • Shows you how your business can strategize, plan, implement,assess Green initiatives solutions with IT
  • Explores how to develop Green initiative strategies, plans,projects, and assessments that integrate IT resources and offeringseffectively.

Practical and thorough, this book includes helpful checklists,glossary, and resources to get started with your business's Greeninitiatives.

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As energy costs soar, along with increasing global warming effects,and the need to reduce carbon footprints, IT departments canprovide effective and productive resources and offer to assistorganizations in their environmental sustainability efforts. Moreand more, Green initiatives with IT have become a mainstream topicin the business, consumer, and government sectors with results suchas lowering energy costs, increasing social responsibility,becoming more eco-friendly to Green consumers, and much more.

So how can businesses, including yours, use technology to stayin the green–both financially and environmentally?

Brimming with practical solutions, offerings, planning, andimplementation ideas, Empowering Green Initiatives with ITexplores the organizational and strategic aspects of integratingGreen initiatives with Green-related IT resources and offerings,such as Business Intelligence dashboards, Balanced Scorecards withGreen initiative performance metrics, Green IT advisors, desktoppower-saving technology, Environmental Management systems, customand compliant reporting, and much more.

A must-read for anyone concerned about the environment, thebusiness world, and how the two interact, this timely book exploresissues every informed CIO, CTO, IT manager, and consultant will beconsidering sooner rather than later, including:

  • Exactly what is your IT department's role in Greeninitiatives?
  • Long-term Green initiatives guaranteed to add strategic valueto your organization
  • Workable tips for integrating your IT department into youroverall environmental sustainability plan
  • Aligning your Green initiatives with corporate goals ofenhancing social responsibility, customer satisfaction, andcompetiveness

Watch your company become a leader in Green technology.Empowering Green Initiatives with IT is your complete roadmap, offering disciplined approaches and concepts backed up bystandards, best practices, software tools, and regulatorycompliance notations for strategic implementation of Greeninitiatives that are as good for the environment–as they arefor your bottom line.

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"Carl Speshock has tackled a broad topic and delivered atouchdown! This comprehensive guide is informative, deliveringstep-by-step approaches through the stages of Green initiativeswithin the IT department that is easily understandable by anyoneinvolved. Empowering Green Initiatives with IT: A Strategy andImplementation Guide is a relevant resource that will bereferenced over and over again."
—Jon Lindy, President, Technology Business Research,Inc.

"Carl Speshock hits all the major requirements for developingstrategic sustainability initiatives. A great primer for anyonelooking to launch an effective green project–big or small,short-or long-term. His focus on ROI will help ensure the successand long-term viability of your green program."
—Michelle C. Naquin, Green Technology Alliance

"As global energy demands continue to increase and regulationstake shape to create a low-carbon economy, businesses are searchingfor ways to grow while becoming more efficient. IT has and willcontinue to be a considerable component of the businessenvironment, and while challenges exist, leaders will rise to thetop through innovation and execution. Carl Speshock providespractical strategies for business executives to employ technologyto help reduce the impact of corporate operations and build for abetter future."
—Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist,MicrosoftCorporation

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