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What is Green IT?


Definition: Green IT, or green computing, refers to initiatives to use technology in a more environmentally friendly way.

The growing green IT movement includes intiatives within companies to use power more efficiently, reduce waste, and create more eco-friendly computing products.

Also Known As: green computing, green technology, eco friendly computing, environmentally friendly computing, sustainable technology

Some examples of green initiatives include: leveraging new teleconferencing tools, encouraging telecommuting, implementing power saving policies, and using cloud-based services and applications.

On the corporate IT level, other green IT trends include server and storage virtualization, reducing data center energy consumption, and investing in more efficient hardware.

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