Technology Carbon Footprint: An IT Fix

Leaf touches water | technology carbon footprint(February 23, 2009) — Technology carbon footprints surround us all.  Yet, there is also a role for technology in reducing our nation’s carbon footprint.  This paper offers an assessment of our current energy and environment posture, identify areas where actions can be taken by the new administration, and discuss areas where information technology can help the nation better manage energy resources and improve the environment.

Technology Carbon Footprint

“Using today’s information technology…companies can measure their carbon footprints,” said the authors writing on the impact of the technology carbon footprint.  “We need to encourage green information technology solutions including server consolidation, virtualization, new storage solutions, and alternative energy sources to power data centers,” the authors write.

The publisher of the paper was the Industry Advisory Council.


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