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What does Green IT really mean for the enterprise?

John Doe, Network Manager, Acme Enterprises, has a problem. Acme’s post-merger board has gone all green and they want an urgent review of the IT Department’s carbon footprint plus short and long-term plans for reducing the corporation’s environmental impact. He’s found it’s about rather more than energy saver lightbulbs and recycled paper, and has called a meeting with leading Outsourcing applications on the cloud sounds a great way to reduce internal energy usage, but is he just paying the cloud to burn carbon instead? Is it better to run processors in-house and hook up to a sustainable energy supply? What are the hardware manufacturers doing to provide more efficient and recyclable products? There are so many unknowns...