IT Sustainability for Business Advantage (The Environmental and Sustainability for Business Advantage Collection)

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As a manger or IT professional, this book will speak to you as your organization begins to implement an effective IT sustainability strategy in order to pursue sustainability as a means of business advantage. The critical first step is getting clear about the ends of the IT sustainability program the mission must be to further the company s sustainability objectives and strategic intents. The next step is to implement strategies to achieve these ends and the book explores the ways and means of doing this. These include industry best practices on how to apply the processes, techniques, and technologies related to Green IT and IT for sustainability (ITfS). They also include techniques for change management and building social capital, as listed below: Provides the basis for creating a compelling case for action in your company. Shows how various functions can and must participate in the IT strategy. Shows how and why IT can help formulate company-level sustainability strategy. Provides a framework that can be customized for different sizes of companies including small medium businesses, different industries, and so forth. Shows how to leverage lean, six sigma, and other similar programs in a company. Evaluates the potential value of a full spectrum of information technologies including cloud computing, carbon and water accounting, supply chain analytics, smart buildings, telepresence, and personal dashboards. Presents case studies from the author s own program and from other industry-leading programs.

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Brian Moore is a sustainability strategist, enterprise architect, and lean six sigma expert at a Fortune 100 company where he leads an industry-recognized IT sustainability program. Since he co-created the program in 2008, it has generated more than $33 million in annual cost savings, reduced electrical power demand by over 3 megawatts, and addressed the full life cycle of IT equipment. With Brian s leadership, the program also built relationships between IT and other functions including supply chain, facilities, environmental health and safety, engineering, and communications; and leveraged the companies lean six sigma, cloud computing, and social networking initiatives. Brian has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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