Gartner Research

Conceptualizing 'Green' IT and Data Center Power and Cooling Issues

Published: 07 September 2007

ID: G00150322

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar, Lars Mieritz


Many organizations are facing the interrelated challenges of dealing with data center power cooling problems and "green" IT strategies. This research presents a conceptual positioning of these issues.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Create Momentum — Suggested Actions
    • Align the IT Organization With Corporate CSR Groups
    • Align the IT Organization With Corporate Facilities Groups
    • Establish Appropriate Communication Channels
    • Baseline Current Energy Use and Costs, and Model Future Increases
    • Prioritize Key Green IT and CSR Issues
    • Establish a Sustainable IT Expert Group
    • Evaluate Future Technologies
    • Develop a Green Procurement Program

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