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TechRadar™ For I&O Professionals: Green IT 1.0 Technologies, Q2 2009

Helping IT Ops Professionals Understand And Prioritize Green IT Hardware, Software, And Service Investments

June 12, 2009

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Green IT is on the rise. Even in the face of a weak economy, twice as many organizations expect to accelerate their green IT plans as expect to slow them down. Why is this? Green IT initiatives are financially motivated, exposing opportunities for cost reduction that were otherwise hidden, such as costs from idle PCs and servers, data center cooling, and single-sided printing. And as environmental concerns from operating and disposing of IT assets mount, savvy IT leaders are employing green IT to marry ecological aspirations with financial realities. IT infrastructure and operations professionals are at the heart of this, since most green IT initiatives today are focused on the data center and distributed IT assets — what Forrester calls green IT 1.0 or "green for IT." While there are myriad green IT best practices that come at no cost except time — such as turning on duplex printing or enabling PC power saving settings — this report will focus on green IT hardware, software, and services that require a financial investment. Because not all investments offer equal returns, this report will help IT ops professionals understand their options and prioritize green IT investments.

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Table of Contents

  • The State Of Green IT
  • Why The Future Of Green IT Matters
  • Overview: Forrester's TechRadar For Green IT 1.0 Technologies
  • Green IT 1.0 TechRadar: Environmental Value Is Critical, But Only The Beginning
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Develop Credibility To Secure Funding For Green IT Investments
  • Supplemental Material
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