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Gary Pronych 1 Part .NET Developer, 2 Parts Personal Developer; 100% Canadian

Taking a GreenIT approach does not mean that you have to scrap entire projects.
As IT professionals it is native for us to look for the most efficient way to complete tasks; why not take this skill to the next level?

Everyone in the IT community can participate in GreenIT. Here are some roles and how they can contribute

  • Architect : Green design, integration
  • Developer : Reduce the "energy footprint" of your applications, CPU cycles, bandwidth/traffic
  • SQL Professional : Performance tuning, indexes, Access to SQL back-end as hugely green
  • DBA : balancing the other 3 and managing actual execution of the green data center
  • Network / Hosting Environment : Designing, building, maintaining the green data center through virtualization, terminal servers, power management.
  • Procurement : Small form factor computer components, LED LCDs, Energy Star, RoHS compliance
  • Everyone : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Stakeholders : The more of the above you implement, it reduces your energy footprint which saves $$$$

DevConnections is now offering GreenIT tracks starting with their Orlando conference March 22, 2009.

I met Kathy Malone at DevConnections in Las Vegas 2008, she runs the Green .NET User Group.
Kathy will be hosting 3 of the Green IT sessions

  •   What Green Means to IT Professionals and Why You Should Care
  •   Green Across the Supply Chain: A Global Perfect Storm is Brewing for Chemicals. Will You Ride the Wave or be Washed Away By It?
  •   Greening Your Business Case and Your Corporate Culture: Using Green to Support Your Projects


For those that cannot attend DevConnections there are resources for you as well.


Stay green,

Gary Pronych

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 9:26 AM Perspective , Musings , IT Pro | Back to top

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