The Greening of IT

How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment

Author: John Lamb

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780135093887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Ho> For CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, and IT leaders: The green IT business case and best practices for making it happen Timely help for companies facing rising energy costs, new government rules, and growing public concern Powerful new insights from IBM’s breakthrough $1 billion green computing initiative Chances are your enterprise IT organization has a significant carbon footprint. In an era of unpredictable energy costs, reducing energy usage throughout your data centers and IT infrastructure represents a powerful cost-cutting opportunity. Now, a top green IT expert shows business and IT leaders how to drive powerful business value by improving IT’s environmental performance. Drawing on leading-edge experience, John Lamb helps you realistically assess the business case for green IT, set priorities, and overcome the internal and external challenges to making it work. He offers proven solutions for issues ranging from organizational obstacles to executive motivation and discusses crucial issues ranging from utility rate incentives to metrics. Along the way, you’ll discover energy-saving opportunities–from virtualization and consolidation to cloud and grid computing–and solutions that will improve business flexibility as they reduce environmental impact. Lamb presents case studies, checklists, and more–all the practical guidance you need to drive maximum bottom-line value from your green IT initiative.

A Digital Liberia

How Electrons, Information, and Market Forces Will Determine Liberia's Future

Author: Darren Wilkins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 145025876X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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In A Digital Liberia, Darren Wilkins, an accomplished ICT Professional with more than twelve years of experience in the field of ICT, describes the impact of information and communications technologies on the future of Liberia. Emerging from a fourteen-year civil war and more than 150 years of underdevelopment, poverty, and illiteracy, Liberia is presently behind the curve with respect to modern and emerging technologies. Even so, A Digital Liberia addresses six critical sectors in which ICT can play an important role: education, government, business, agriculture, security, and healthcare. Wilkins delineates strategies that will bring a paradigm shift in the Liberian society and identifies broadband through submarine fiber optic cables located in and around Africa, Africa, along with pointing out mobile technologies, open source software, cloud computing, and green IT as those technologies that will catalyze Liberia’s entry into the Digital Economy. A Digital Liberia, one of the most optimistic literatures on a developing country, represents an unprecedented effort by an African-born author to outline plans for economic development through ICTs.

Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

Author: Michelle Carey,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Deirdre Longo,Eric Radzinski,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133119025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

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The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication—Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and More Direct from IBM’s own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You’ll master today’s best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage Includes Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere Streamlining information for mobile delivery Helping users right where they are Whether you’re a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updated Extensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistance Updated practical guidelines and checklists Hundreds of new examples

Scrappy General Management

Common Sense Practices to Avoid Calamities, Catastrophes and Lackluster Results

Author: Michael Horton

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 1600051499

Category: Management

Page: 155

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Ok, you're the boss now, not of a section, or the team of a particular function -- but of the whole shooting match, end to end. You are the business's general manager and the staff looks to you for their livelihoods (yes you). So you have to strategize, sell, supply and service, collect the cash, provision, train and motivate your people, delight your clients and at the end of the day, return a profit to the business owners. So where the hell do you start? How do you know that you're not neglecting any aspect that will bite you on the bum later? Don't stress, it's not all that hard and it can be an extremely enjoyable and rewarding process. This book will provide you with the 12 common sense and repeatable steps that will guide you through running a business that everyone will be proud to be associated with. The intended reader is someone moving up from middle management -- or running their own business. The book is aimed to provide an easy to follow road map that will give some comfort and order amid the chaos of information and expectations...Helping with the 'what do I do next?' question that no-one wants to ask for the fear of appearing that they're not up to it.

Web Commerce Security

Design and Development

Author: Hadi Nahari,Ronald L. Krutz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118098912

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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A top-level security guru for both eBay and PayPal and a best-selling information systems security author show how to design and develop secure Web commerce systems. Whether it's online banking or ordering merchandise using your cell phone, the world of online commerce requires a high degree of security to protect you during transactions. This book not only explores all critical security issues associated with both e-commerce and mobile commerce (m-commerce), it is also a technical manual for how to create a secure system. Covering all the technical bases, this book provides the detail that developers, system architects, and system integrators need to design and implement secure, user-friendly, online commerce systems. Co-authored by Hadi Nahari, one of the world’s most renowned experts in Web commerce security; he is currently the Principal Security, Mobile and DevicesArchitect at eBay, focusing on the architecture and implementation of eBay and PayPal mobile Co-authored by Dr. Ronald Krutz; information system security lecturer and co-author of the best-selling Wiley CISSP Prep Guide Series Shows how to architect and implement user-friendly security for e-commerce and especially, mobile commerce Covers the fundamentals of designing infrastructures with high availability, large transactional capacity, and scalability Includes topics such as understanding payment technologies and how to identify weak security, and how to augment it. Get the essential information you need on Web commerce security—as well as actual design techniques—in this expert guide.

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference

Author: Glenn Croston

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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With environmental concerns a top issue for consumers everywhere, the green market is the next big boom industry for entrepreneurs looking to make money—and make a difference. Discover 75 green startup ideas in multiple industries, including eco-tourism, small wind power, green schools, water conservation landscaping, green investment consulting and more. For each business, Croston shows you the market, product to be delivered, resources needed, major hurdles ahead, competitors and strategies for success.

State of the World 2008

Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091631X

Category: Nature

Page: 292

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Environmental issues were once regarded as irrelevant to economic activity, but today they are dramatically rewriting the rules for business, investors, and consumers. Around the world, innovative responses to climate change and other environmental problems are affecting more than $100 billion in annual capital flows as pioneering entrepreneurs, organizations, and governments take steps to create the Earth’s first “sustainable” global economy.

The Green Marketing Manifesto

Author: John Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470687314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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We are currently eating, sleeping and breathing a new found religion of everything ‘green’. At the very heart of responsibility is industry and commerce, with everyone now racing to create their ‘environmental’ business strategy. In line with this awareness, there is much discussion about the ‘green marketing opportunity’ as a means of jumping on this bandwagon. We need to find a sustainable marketing that actually delivers on green objectives, not green theming. Marketers need to give up the many strategies and approaches that made sense in pure commercial terms but which are unsustainable. True green marketing must go beyond the ad models where everything is another excuse to make a brand look good; we need a green marketing that does good. The Green Marketing Manifesto provides a roadmap on how to organize green marketing effectively and sustainably. It offers a fresh start for green marketing, one that provides a practical and ingenious approach. The book offers many examples from companies and brands who are making headway in this difficult arena, such as Marks & Spencer, Sky, Virgin, Toyota, Tesco, O2 to give an indication of the potential of this route. John Grant creates a ‘Green Matrix’ as a tool for examining current practice and the practice that the future needs to embrace. This book is intended to assist marketers, by means of clear and practical guidance, through a complex transition towards meaningful green marketing. Includes a foreword by Jonathon Porritt.

Sustainability

How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up

Author: Amarjit Sahota

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118676483

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Sustainability has come to the fore in the cosmetics andpersonal care industry. Rising ethical consumerism and the need forresource efficiency are making cosmetic companies – small,independent firms to global giants – take steps towardssustainable development. Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Updiscusses the growing importance of sustainability in the cosmeticsindustry, highlighting the various ways organisations can addressthe economic, environmental and social aspects. How can thecosmetics industry make a difference in terms of ingredients,formulations, packaging, CSR, operations, and green marketing? Topics covered include: Environmental and social impacts of cosmetic products Ethical sourcing and biodiversity Renewable energy and waste management Green formulations and ingredients Green marketing issues and consumer behaviour Green standards, certification schemes and indices in thecosmetics industry Industry experts share their experiences on how they aretackling the challenges of sustainability: from raw materialprocurements, manufacturing, business processes, to distributionand marketing to consumers. The book concludes with somefuture growth projections; what are some of the shortcomings insustainability in the cosmetics industry and what can we expect tosee in the future? Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Updiscusses business and technical issues in all areas of sustainableproduct development, from sourcing ingredients, to formulation,manufacture and packaging. Covering a diverse range of subjects, this book appeals toprofessionals in many key sectors of the cosmetics and personalcare industry; cosmetic chemists, formulation scientists, R&Ddirectors, policy makers, business and marketing executives. It is also of relevance to academic researchers working in cosmeticchemistry and sustainable process development.

Greening Our Built World

Costs, Benefits, and Strategies

Author: Greg Kats

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610910796

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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“Green” buildings—buildings that use fewer resources to build and to sustain—are commonly thought to be too expensive to attract builders and buyers. But are they? The answer to this question has enormous consequences, since residential and commercial buildings together account for nearly 50% of American energy consumption—including at least 75% of electricity usage—according to recent government statistics. This eye-opening book reports the results of a large-scale study based on extensive financial and technical analyses of more than 150 green buildings in the U.S. and ten other countries. It provides detailed findings on the costs and financial benefits of building green. According to the study, green buildings cost roughly 2% more to build than conventional buildings—far less than previously assumed—and provide a wide range of financial, health and social benefits. In addition, green buildings reduce energy use by an average of 33%, resulting in significant cost savings. Greening Our Built World also evaluates the cost effectiveness of “green community development” and presents the results of the first-ever survey of green buildings constructed by faith-based organizations. Throughout the book, leading practitioners in green design—including architects, developers, and property owners—share their own experiences in building green. A compelling combination of rock-solid facts and specific examples, this book proves that green design is both cost-effective and earth-friendly.

Sustainable Graphic Design

Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Print Design

Author: Wendy Jedlicka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470640272

Category: Design

Page: 528

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The graphic artist's guide to sustainable design Graphic design is frequently thought of as a purely decorative effort. Yet these efforts can be responsible for shocking impacts on natural resources just to produce a barely-glanced-at catalog or mail piece. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Print Design helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners—including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists—giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together. Sustainability isn't a fad or a movement; it's a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you'll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners. Contributors Paul Andre Paul J. Beckmann Sharell Benson Arlene Birt Robert Callif Don Carli Jeremy Faludi Terry Gips Fred Haberman Dan Halsey Jessica Jones Curt McNamara John Moes Jacquelyn Ottman Holly Robbins Pamela Smith Dion Zuess Biomimicry Guild Carbonless Promise Chlorine Free Products Association Environmental Paper Network Eureka Recycling Great Printer Environmental Initiative Package Design Magazine Promotional Product Solutions Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Where the Road and the Sky Collide

America Through The Eyes Of Its Drivers

Author: K. T. Berger

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 146685801X

Category: Transportation

Page: 68

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In an age where there are 140 million registered automobiles in the United States, the author of Zen Driving explores the car-driver phenomenon and discusses urban air pollution and other issues.