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Quinn Hicks ISM 3630 Nicole Winkler June 5 th , 2016 UPS Case Analysis Why do you think UPS is embracing sustainable technologies? I believe that UPS is embracing sustainable technologies because of the way technology is becoming a major part of the world. Technology has altered the way many businesses have decided to operate and has created great growth. Having this sustainable technology creates a future for UPS. “Going green” for many businesses is a way of getting the competitive edge on other companies. UPS is embracing something that they know is a renewable resource, technology. Using technology makes it easier for UPS to be less reliant on hardware and energy consumption. How is UPS developing a sustainable MIS infrastructure? UPS is planning to save on cost by reducing fuel consumption on their vehicles and aircrafts. UPS figured that if they invested $1 million into technology, that they will be able to improve their operations and cut out billions of dollars from cost over the long term. By using vehicle sensors, UPS will be able to collect data such as; miles driven daily, how many times the car was idled, how many times the car was started and stopped, and much more. The information collected from those sensors will give UPS a better read on how to save on fuel consumption, and to properly train their drivers on a more efficient delivery method. UPS has
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also found a way to cut down cost in their two data centers by shutting off its chiller equipment during the winter to use the outside air for cooling. What business benefits will UPS gain from virtualization? A great business benefit that UPS will gain from virtualization is low energy cost and a reduced physical footprint of its servers. With the consolidated smaller server rooms scattered
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