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CT10A7000 Green IT and Sustainable Computing

0372184 Joonas Maksimainen

Green IT

Green IT is studing and practice of using computers and IT resources in more efficient and environmentally responsible way. Because use of computers and computing eat up lot of natural resources, from the raw materials needed to manufacture them, the power used to run them, and the problems of disposing them at end of life.

There are many ways to practice green IT which includes for example building computers with more environmentally friendly materials, designing them to be consume less energy, providing recycling programs to dispose of old systems, developing virtualization and cloud computing alternatives, and providing tips to businesses that want to go green.

References:

1.http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/testdrive/article.php/3855806/What-Is-Green-IT-and-Why-Should-You-Care.htm

2.http://www.greenitweek.org/what-is-green-it/

3.http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/6-charts-that-show-renewable-energy-and-efficiency-are-top-priorities-for-d

Exam questions

1. “Define Green IT and give 3 examples of practicing it.” This question is meant to ensure that student has at least read and learned something about the topic from books and seminars.

2. “Why cloud computing is considered sustainable IT technology and does it have any negative effects or issues. If does, how to solve of them? This is quite huge question, but because cloud computing has gained immensely interest as sustainable IT solution, students should understand, not only benefits but also possible negative effects of clouds. These are for example security issues. Deploying new sustainable technology may be green, but can cause other problems.

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20.02.2015