Chapter 7 Green Business Computing

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7/29/2009 1 Computing 2010 Chapter 7 Green Busines Computing Computer Information Systems 105 Green Business Computing National Aeronautics and Space Administration According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) since the late 1800s, scientists estimate that the Earth’s surface temperature has increased about 0.7° to 1.4° degrees Fahrenheit. Many of these scientist estimate that the average temperature will rise an additional 2.5° to 10.4° F by 2100. Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines National Center for Atmospheric Research Some scientists, specifically at the National Center for Atmospheric Research look at computer climate models to predict future climate change and by their own admission claim that these models are extremely unreliable even with current climate data. Computing 2010 Chapter 7 Green Busines Computing Computer Information Systems 105 Green Business Computing Green Computing Like many issues, the discussion of whether global warming exists requires critical thoughtfulness . Regardless of these differing views, global warming has gained diffusion and acceptance as an acknowledged problem and will Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines drive many businesses strategic and tactical decisions and sustainable solutions for many decades, creating tens of thousands of new businesses in the process. From a social perspective, environmental responsibility and global governance can simply be seen as the right things to do Computing 2010 Chapter 7 Green Busines Computing Computer Information Systems 105 Green Business Computing Green Computing Green computing is the practice of using computing resources efficiently while reducing the use of hazardous materials, maximizing energy efficiency, promoting the recyclability of defunct products, and reducing factory waste during the computer’s manufacturing process. Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines Computer Applications & Information Technology
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7/29/2009 2 Computing 2010 Chapter 7 Green Busines Computing Computer Information Systems 105 Green Business Computing Information Technology Computers use power, lots of it. Since virtually all businesses use computers, they need to be concerned with overall energy costs and ways to reduce these costs. Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines The IT industry will also have to be concerned with government imposed levies and statutes on carbon production in the computer manufacturing process as well as regulations on power consumption and waste . The need for an
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