Sustainable IT Systems

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Executive Summary

Businesses are being scrutinized for their role in increasing energy demands and costs. Additionally, governments have moved in by placing regulatory mechanisms as a means of protecting the environment. This creates the ultimate demand for businesses and organizations to implement sustainable practices as a means of ensuring efficiency and effectiveness. Organizations are being pressurized to enhance their energy efficiency by complying with international and local regulations. The costs related to energy have already increased with future projects estimating that oil will be available at $200 per barrel. Sustainable IT systems are being employed to optimize applications. Such applications can be managed to perform at optimum levels which reduces the strain on existing IT resources. The benefits for energy management are multifaceted as the applications reduce power usage. The need for computer infrastructure and floor space can also be eliminated through the sound application of sustainable IT systems. HVAC can be optimized when hot spots are detected. This is another key strategy to reduce energy consumption in a dynamic manner. Sustainable IT systems can also work at the strategic level where organizations need to redesign their core business processes and functions. The organization is able to demonstrate the feasibility, acceptability, and suitability of sustainable business development strategies. Organizations can use software to monitor their energy usage and develop appropriate strategies to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions into the environment. The costs associated with various operations can be reduced through an efficient and effective manner.

Introduction

Global climate change has become an alarming issue as governments are concerned about organizations and their role in environmental deterioration. Additionally, there have been concerns with respect to the presence of rising fuel costs. Energy management is thus being championed as vital for organizations as they seek to ensure profitability. Sustainable development is becoming an important part of business organizations in many ways. This is because organizations need to comply with environmental legislation and ensure high levels of transparency and accountability. Sustainable IT systems are one of the ways through which organizations can focus on corporate sustainability. Additionally, they are able to develop the necessary protocols and processes which helps them to become responsive to the needs and requirements of the stakeholders. Sustainable IT systems are helping organizations to reduce the carbon footprint and safeguarding the environment. They help to reduce fuel costs and ensure energy management in an effectual manner. Additionally, they help in corporate social responsibility. Sustainable IT systems help in spreading out investment while freeing financial resources. They help organizations to upgrade products and services at minimum costs. They also help to diminish investment costs and provide higher return on investment. Finally, these systems help in ensuring that organizations can achieve economies of scale. Software helps organizations to create smart infrastructure. It helps in using assets in a sustainable manner which helps in reducing energy use. Wireless sensors for instance can be developed to store and transmit information about different objects. The information stream can be manipulated for

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