Effecting Transformation Towards a Green Computing Infrastructure: A Case Study on Asia Pacific University
Khurshid Abdul Jabbar
Khurshid Abdul Jabbar, Lecturer at a Private University. Technology Management and Lectures Computing and IT Students, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 15 February 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 February 2016 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2016 | PP: 26-34 | Volume-5 Issue-3, February 2016 | Retrieval Number: C4386025316/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: Energy consumption and environmental concerns have become organizational priorities as sustainability becomes a business imperative. Within the last decade Green Computing has become a key dimension in IT management owing to the economic opportunities and stakeholder pressure, however, the strategic relevance of Green Computing has largely been neglected as a corporate strategy. This case study on Asia Pacific University aims to deliver a holistic Green Computing Framework for the University. This Framework addresses the key facets of an organization: strategy, technology, infrastructure, operations and administration, as an avenue for the University to assess its Green readiness as it moves towards a Green Computing infrastructure for competitive advantage. The absence of a Green Computing readiness framework is critical for the University to understand the key factors in implementing a sustainable business practice. A sustainable energy-efficient learning centre will account for a healthy environment while maintaining a high standard of educational excellence.
Keywords: Green Computing, Green Readiness, Sustainability
Scope of the Article: Green Computing