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Green Information Technology by Babak Akhgar, Colin Pattinson, Mohammad Dastbaz

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Chapter 3

Measurements and Sustainability

Eric Rondeau; Francis Lepage; Jean-Philippe Georges; Gérard Morel    Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

Abstract

The design of ICT-based application traditionally focuses on the analysis of relationships between ICT performances, user or application requirements and costs. However, the climate change, the environmental pollution, the earth resource depletion, the energy price increase forced ICT sector to analyse and to consider these issues as new requirements in the development of ICT solutions. The specification of environmental measurements is then necessary in order to be able to correctly assess the performances of so-called green ICT systems. In this chapter, ICT metrics and ...

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