"I have no argument that data centres are huge guzzlers of energy and producers of carbon," he said. "But I think it is more important for IT Managers to steward both their IT and business infrastructure and processes, and to introduce environmentally-sustainable practices and solutions into the workplace whenever possible.
"I like to think that 'Green IT' resides in three places - in the data centre, in the office and in our minds.
Ang said that JTC's 'Green IT Journey', which started two years ago, takes a holistic view to include education and awareness programmes.
Other features included recognizing 'green champions', paper-less collaboration, paperless meetings, recycled paper, server and storage virtualization, reduced power consumption within the office, a dark data centre, a redesigned e-workflow, encouraging a 'zero forms mentality' plus using recycling bins, etc.
Ang said these all feed into the sustainable practices of the JTC's larger corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, which he leads.
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