Sick of hearing about “Green” yet? Better learn to deal with it, “Green”‘s drumbeat is really just beginning and it’s not just a fad, it’s something that fits a condition we have in IT, and it’s a way to get more money and headcount for managers, so listen up.

What is “Green” computing? Here’s as good a definition as I could find, click through for more from Techtarget.

Green computing is the environmentally responsible use of computers and related resources. Such practices include the implementation of energy-efficient central processing units (CPUs), servers and peripherals as well as reduced resource consumption and proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste).

One of the earliest initiatives toward green computing in the United States was the voluntary labeling program known as Energy Star. It was conceived by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to promote energy efficiency in hardware of all kinds. The Energy Star label became a common sight, especially in notebook computers and displays. Similar programs have been adopted in Europe and Asia.

How “Green” is your office environment? Take the Greening the Cube Farm quiz and see!

Last but not least, is buying “Green” storage for business continuity, disaster recovery and archival enough? Not nearly enough, according to the marketing director of Overland Storage.

RossB

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