Techniques and technologies that will enhance Green IT initiatives

Continuing with the idea of listing every topic of the exam objectives in order to present them as a way to prepare the exam (sort of a personal guide in order to get the certification).

Explain different techniques and technologies that will enhance Green IT initiatives 

  • Duplex printing and use lower cost per page network printers
  • Use Terminal Servers
  • Blade servers
  • Use Energy Star rated equipment
  • Use low power NAS (network attached storage) instead of file servers
  • Use Solid State drives
    • Green building infrastructure and renewable energy sources
    • Insulation- Eliminate air leaks in building/rooms
    • Passive Solar and passive cooling, Active solar
    • Heat recovery ventilation
    • Fluorescent lighting and compact florescent lamps
    • HVAC scheduling and monitoring
    • Smart light switches
    • Proper spacing for cooling IT equipment
    • Solar panels
    • Wind power
    • Other energy sources
    • Heat exchangers
    • Rechargeable batteries
  • Decrease print margins (increase print area)
  • Paperless documents / electronic records
  • Online collaboration technologies
  • KVM switches to share a single PC or a single monitor
  • Measurement of energy for IT hardware and infrastructure
    • Active accountability and management to measure 6-12 months
    • Measure each workstation’s power draw

This is part of the Green IT Technologies and Techniques domain of the certification.

As said before, this is just a list. As soon as each of the lines gets a blog post it will be linked from here.