Presented by: Karen Ferris Director of Macanta Consulting Pty Ltd
There is a vast amount of information available on “Green IT”, sustainability, and climate change etc. available from numerous sources. There is little information for today’s IT Managers on how IT Service Management and ITIL can help address the environmental challenges facing their organisations. The Information Technology industry now accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions. “Green IT” is one of the 10 most important topics concerning CIOs in 2008. This presentation explores how IT Service Management and the best practice guidance in ITIL Version 3 can be utilised to bring “Green IT” to new and existing services throughout the service lifecycle from Service Strategy to Continual Service Improvement. Supporting rapid business growth is an on-going challenge for IT. Add to that the increasing cost of energy, the constant need to refresh the infrastructure -and then the question is how we reduce energy consumption and waste whilst still maintaining the ability to respond to business demands as well as being responsible corporate citizens. Although not immediately obvious and some industry experts have stated that ITIL Version 3 failed to address the impact on the environment of delivering IT Services – this presentation will demonstrate that IT Service Management and ITIL does in fact have a major part to play in reducing our carbon footprint.
Attendees will be able to use their existing ITIL processes to improve the Sustainability of IT on return to the workplace with immediate effect. Not only will that have an ecological impact but an economic one too.