<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">This research explores the emerging role of information and communications technology (ICT) in reducing the carbon footprint of a business. The research did not focus on making ICT more energy efficient but using ICT to reduce the business’ carbon footprint.</span><br />
Last week, I met up with Greg and gave him my usual cool-aid cloud speech on cloud savings, scalability, built in reliability, disaster recovery and security. He looked at me and said, that sounds exciting but looking at his facial expression there did not seem to be much excitement, so to get some life out of him, I said, of course there is significant energy savings! Now Green Greg sparked to life and for the next two hours all he wanted to hear were details on how cloud saves energy.
This quick read paper provides good advise on "green" computing.