Green Computing


Green computing is the emerging practice of using computing and information technology resources more efficiently while maintaining or improving overall performance. The concept identifies the strengths and drawbacks of implementing this method and details the measures that organisations can use to evaluate their performance.

Technique Overview

Green Computing

Green Computing Definition

Green computing is an environmentally sustainable approach to managing information and communication technologies. It enables organisations to improve environmental stewardship by increasing energy efficiency, improving information management and providing appropriate analytical capability (Binder & Suri, 2009; Oslon, 2009).

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  • Anderson, D. F. (2008) IBM “Green Computing”: IBM Green Update with a Focus on Energy Efficiency, [Online], available at: ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/eserver/zseries/zos/vse/pdf3/wavv08/IBM_Green_Computing_IT.pdf.
  • Binder, W. and Suri, N. (2009) Green Computing: Energy Consumption Optimized Service Hosting, SOFSEM 2009: 35th Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, Czech Republic.
  • Google Inc. (2011) Google’s Green Computing: Efficiency at Scale, [Online], available at: http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/www.google.com/en//green/pdfs/google-green-computing.pdf.
  • Harmon, R. R. and Auseklis, N. (2009) Sustainable IT Services: Assessing the Impact of Green Computing Practices, PICMET 2009 Proceedings, August 2-6, Portland, Oregon.

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