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Green IT - Managing your carbon footprint by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

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10 GREEN PROCUREMENT: GUIDELINES FOR BUYERS

To make good green product procurement decisions, buyers need more data, says Gary Price, Business Analyst at Probrand.

Most of IT operation’s CO2 emissions result from the manufacture, distribution and power consumption of desktops, servers, mobile phones and IT air conditioning systems. Disposal of IT has hit an all time high of around half a million desktops, 22,000 servers and over 1.5 million cell phones a day. The scale of the challenge to green IT operations is unquestionable.

However, barriers to adoption of more sustainable IT are still prevalent and focus around the amount of disparate ‘green’ measures used to determine what is green or not. Plus, many products are not even measured ...

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