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Green IT
July/August 2009 (vol. 13 no. 4)
pp. 74-78
Stephen Ruth, George Mason University
IT infrastructure is definitely going green. From significant new regulations for IT equipment disposal to stringent energy-efficiency specifications for PCs and monitors to national standards for data center power savings, Green IT is an "in" topic. But many problems are unsolved. Will telecommuting make a difference or is it too difficult to manage? Will cloud computing reduce the number of large data centers? Can legislation diminish e-waste challenges?

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Index Terms:
green information technology, IT metrics, e-waste, Energy Star, virtualization, telecommuting
Stephen Ruth, "Green IT ," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 74-78, July-Aug. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.82
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