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Greening the Data Center: A Pocket Guide by George Spafford

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CHAPTER 10: CONCLUSION

Improving data center power and cooling to protect the environment, while reducing ongoing operating expenses and protecting the brand, is a great example of how environmental benefits and business benefits are not mutually exclusive.43

Green IT is also an area in which solutions must properly address people, processes and technology. In terms of people, there must be the right culture, training, awareness, incentives and support from senior management. Processes must be designed, implemented and properly monitored to achieve their stated objectives of creating and protecting value. Lastly, we must understand Green IT requirements and both acquire and develop technical solutions accordingly.

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