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    Report Executive Spotlight: Top Priorities For IT Infrastructure & Operations Leaders, 2H 2011

    Insights From The Forrester IT Infrastructure & Operations Council
    September 16, 2011 | Doug Washburn

    Every six months, Forrester fields a survey to members of its IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) Council to ascertain their top priorities for the following six months. Forrester's I&O Council...

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    Report Focus Your IT Infrastructure And Operations On Customer Obsession, Not Just Cost Savings

    July 26, 2011 | Doug Washburn

    In the age of the customer, only the customer-obsessed will survive. That's why your business is prioritizing revenue and customer growth over cost-cutting in 2011. But is your IT infrastructure...

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    Report Cloud Computing Helps Accelerate Green IT

    Take Advantage Of Public And Private Cloud To Deliver Energy, Carbon, And E-Waste Efficiencies
    June 30, 2011 | Doug Washburn, Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud-based server, storage, and network infrastructure — also called infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) — will inherently deliver green IT benefits: lower energy costs, carbon...

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Rebooting Your IT Infrastructure And Operations In 2011

    Empower Users With Desktop Transformation, Achieve Cloud Economics In The Data Center, And Improve Productivity With Industrialized Operations
    May 26, 2011 | Doug Washburn

    In 2011, your business views IT as a source of productivity and competitiveness more than ever. At the same time, however, it's becoming much easier for empowered employees to act on their...

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    Report Updated Q1 2011: Is Green IT Your Emperor With No Clothes?

    Measure Your Green IT Baseline Or Risk Being Caught With Your Pants Down
    February 9, 2011 | Doug Washburn

    Is green IT your emperor with no clothes? It is if you've invested in green IT with the promise of reducing energy costs but haven't measured your energy baseline. Without a baseline, IT leaders...

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Green IT, Q4 2010

    December 6, 2010 | Doug Washburn

    When building their green IT strategy, Forrester's IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) clients look for insight from multiple sources — including their peers. Forrester analyzed 146 green...

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    Report Role Job Description: The Green IT Manager

    To Maximize Value, I&O Leaders Must Hire Green IT Managers Now
    November 17, 2010 | Doug Washburn

    Most firms lack a comprehensive green IT strategy to deliver the consistent, repeatable, and measurable results that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders expect. To turn this situation...

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    Report Maximize Your Energy Savings From Server Virtualization With Three Process Improvements

    Virtualize More, Virtualize More Efficiently, Virtualize On More-Efficient Servers
    August 26, 2010 | Doug Washburn

    Server virtualization is already saving you money, so why not save some more? Reducing energy costs is among the many reasons to virtualize servers. It's increasingly attractive, since the costs to...

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    Report Green IT Plans And Activities Persist In 2010 Despite Lack Of Formal Budgets And Priorities

    Position Green IT As An Enabler Of Broader Business And Technology Priorities
    July 27, 2010 | Doug Washburn

    Although only 26% of organizations have budget directly allocated to green IT, Forrester finds that adoption of green IT is much higher, approaching 70% in areas of the data center and distributed...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Smart Grid Q&A: Unveiling The New Grid

    Understanding The Smart Grid Ecosystem And Its Risks
    June 4, 2010 | Usman Sindhu, Doug Washburn

    Smart grid is the counterpart of the "cloud" in the utility world — everyone is talking about it. You can define smart grid in many ways, but simply put, it is the digitization of the power...

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    Report A KPMG Case Study: The Case, Responsibilities, And Success Metrics Of A Green IT Manager

    April 26, 2010 | Doug Washburn

    In 2008, KPMG set a number of corporatewide environmental goals, including a 25% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2010. And like many firms in the service industry, the operation of...

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    Report Job Profile And Description -- Green IT Manager

    April 26, 2010 | Doug Washburn

    Job Title: Green IT ManagerPosition overview: The green IT manager is accountable for delivering environmental and financial benefits through a successful green IT strategy that primarily includes...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Helping CIOs Understand "Smart City" Initiatives

    Defining The Smart City, Its Drivers, And The Role Of The CIO
    February 11, 2010 | Doug Washburn, Usman Sindhu

    Cities are becoming "smarter," as governments, businesses, and communities increasingly rely on technology to overcome the challenges from rapid urbanization. What makes a "smart city" smart is the...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Q&A: IT Asset Disposition

    What Infrastructure And Operations Professionals Should Know When Disposing End-Of-Life IT Assets
    October 30, 2009 | Doug Washburn, Onica King

    While all organizations dispose of IT equipment in some way, IT asset disposition (ITAD) has long been an afterthought. But recent changes — from increasing data security and environmental...

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    Report The Value Of A Green IT Maturity Assessment

    Introducing Forrester's Green IT Maturity Assessment Methodology
    October 20, 2009 | Doug Washburn, Christopher Mines

    CIOs recognize the importance of environmental considerations in planning IT operations, but they are often unsure about how to put that recognition into action. With sustainability rising on the...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report UK Firms Continue To Look To Green IT For Cost Reduction And Business Benefits

    Findings From The UK Green IT 2009 Conference, May 2009
    October 2, 2009 | Onica King, Doug Washburn

    Findings from Forrester's second joint survey collaboration with Tech:Touchstone Events, organizer of the Green IT 2009 Conference in London, uncovered that after a year of economic turmoil,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report PC Power Management Suites Help Overcome Barriers To Maximize Financial Savings

    Adoption And Key Features Of PC Power Management Suite Technology
    August 7, 2009 | Doug Washburn

    Interest in PC power management suites is on the rise as IT professionals look to overcome many of the common barriers while at the same time maximizing the financial and environmental savings....

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    Report Aligning The People And Process Of PC Power Management

    Position The Right People And Process to Create Ownership And Minimize Risk
    July 28, 2009 | Doug Washburn

    Although the financial and environmental savings from PC power management are compelling, IT professionals must overcome concerns about disrupted user productivity or the lack of project ownership....

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    Report Case Study: How PerkettPR — An All-Virtual Organization — Is Powered By Remote Workers

    How A Virtual Firm's IT Can Be Greener, More Accessible, And More Redundant Than Traditional Office Environments
    July 28, 2009 | Chris Silva, Doug Washburn

    PerkettPR made its strategic, and definitive, decision to focus investment on quality staff — not office space. Since its inception in 1998, the company has been a virtual organization with...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The State Of PC Power Management: 2009

    Helping IT Pros Succeed At PC Power Management By Getting Up To Speed On Adoption, Methods, And Common Barriers
    July 28, 2009 | Doug Washburn

    As organizations look to reduce the financial costs and environmental impacts of operating IT, PC power management is proving to be an effective tactic. Although 43% are implementing PC power...

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    Report Home Office Checklist For Remote Workers

    July 27, 2009 | Chris Silva, Doug Washburn

    A workbook spreadsheet detailing the requirements that all remote workers should follow.

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    Report Green Checklist For Remote Workers

    July 27, 2009 | Chris Silva, Doug Washburn

    This worksheet acts as a simple yes/no checklist for green capabilities that remote workers can adopt.

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    Report The Remote Worker Process And People Readiness Checklist

    June 30, 2009 | Chris Silva, Doug Washburn

    This workbook is a checklist to measure the readiness of remote workers and processes.

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    Report 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 | Doug Washburn

    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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report No Capex, No Problem: Eight "Guerrilla" Tactics To Reduce Facilities Costs Without Capital Investment

    May 8, 2009 | Doug Washburn

    Reducing facilities costs — such as energy, paper, and real estate — is a top priority in 2009 for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals as organizations look to cut...