Author John Lamb and IBM Press have allowed IT Business Edge to post an excerpt from Lamb's book, "The Greening of IT: How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment," in the Knowledge Network. The book seeks to address the issue of how IT can drive immense business value by going green.
Information technology is so pervasive that energy efficiency through the implementation of green IT has moved to center stage for many companies in their pursuit of environmentally helpful practices, Lamb says. This book provides details on the importance of implementing green IT, the significant and growing role of IT and data centers in the world's consumption of electric energy and carbon footprint, and especially the case studies for "lessons learned" and the best practice approaches for implementing green IT.
The excerpt focuses on Chapter 1, "The Importance of Green IT."