Green computing, Green IT or ICT Sustainability, as defined by San Murugesan, is “the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems—such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems—efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment”.
Green IT as a phenomenon is attracting huge attention from large, small and medium businesses alike. Cost pressures, especially during the economic downturns have changed industry dynamics, pushing organizations toward optimization and adoption of green as a strategy and also towards leveraging technology as a means to reduce energy consumption to mitigate the effect of climate change.
Recently, as a nation we all were a witness to the recurring ‘National Grid Failure’. One-fourth of the nation including the national capital plunged into darkness. Millions of people and essential services like ATMs and metro were impacted. Even though as a nation, we claim to be the upcoming superpower with cutting edge technology, yet, we were left powerless and paralyzed. As a nation, we are inching towards an energy-deficient state. With global picture as grim as at home, the increasing costs and depleting energy resources are a cause of apprehension.
IT can play a key role in supporting an organization’s sustainability evolution by using eco-unfriendly business practices and deploying computerized models to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Virtualization and cloud computing ,for example, enable data centers to consolidate their physical server infrastructure by hosting multiple virtual servers on a smaller number of more powerful servers, using much less electricity. Also, as energy issues become more profound, in the future, developers will be forced to expend significant time in optimizing software power consumption, using Lean Development Techniques and High- Performance Computing Techniques.
One thing is certain- Green Computing should firm its root in the Information Technology sector.
Acknowledging this course of development, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi is organizing an IT SUMMIT titled Computing For Sustainability: The Green IT on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10.00 AM onwards at Auditorium, LBSIM, Dwarka, New Delhi.
In an attempt to emphasize adequately on several of the diverse issues, the Summit has the following two sessions for a concerted discussion:
• The Green IT- Technical Perspective
• “Greening” the Workforce: IT Industry Perspective
On the occasion, Dr. G.L Sharma, Summit Chairperson, LBSIM, Delhi, will deliver the Welcome Address. Prof. Nupur Prakash, Principal, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, GGSIPU, New Delhi has kindly given her consent to inaugurate the summit. Mr. Adarsh Shastri, Business Head, Apple India Pvt. Ltd. has agreed to deliver the Keynote Address.
Some of the other eminent speakers from academia and corporate world include:
Mr. Manav Singal, Group Project Manager-Communication ,Energy & Utilities, Infosys Ltd., Chandigarh
Mr. Sushil Dania, Technical Manager & Head- Noida Operations,Galax E.Solutions
Mr. Nipun Kohli, Smarter Commerce Offering Leader, IBM India Ltd.
Mr. Sandeep Asnani, Pursuit Lead, Fujitsu Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Akshay Bhargava, Head- PMO and Government Industry Solution Unit,TCS
Ms. Vasudha Kapoor, Project Staffing Professional , IBM India Ltd.
Mr. Shubhankar Dhar, Manager- Business Operation & Planning – APAC, Avaya India
Over 200 senior academics, top corporates and students from all over India are expected to participate in the Summit.
Register & further detail:
Nitish Sharma, President
(IT GRID )