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The Greening of IT: How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment by John Lamb

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12 The Future of Green IT for Corporations

“What’s past is prologue.”

—William Shakespeare, The Tempest

The future of green IT is being shaped now—based on university, corporate, and government research, regulations, incentives, and so forth. Because of the dynamic aspect of IT, we have already made significant progress with green computing and can build on that past. This chapter gives a summary of what we have discussed in the preceding eleven chapters and takes a look at the future of green IT.

For success with green IT, it needs to continue to be a collaborative endeavor. The IT hardware and software manufacturers (Dell, Sun, HP, IBM, Fujitsu-Siemens, Intel, EMC, Microsoft, and so on) have a great deal of competitive incentive to market ...

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