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Green Computing- Embrace a Secure Future

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 4 - Article 5
Year of Publication: 2010
Prof. Riyaz A. Sheikh
Dr. U.A. Lanjewar

Prof. Riyaz A Sheikh and Dr. U A Lanjewar. Article:Green Computing- Embrace a Secure Future. International Journal of Computer Applications 10(4):22–27, November 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {Prof. Riyaz A. Sheikh and Dr. U.A. Lanjewar},
	title = {Article:Green Computing- Embrace a Secure Future},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {10},
	number = {4},
	pages = {22--27},
	month = {November},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


ICT has now become an important department for the success of any organisation. Most of the businesses rely on the many benefits computers provide by using computing resources to perform a multitude of tasks, including work, research, teaching and learning. However the IT department is usually always the one department that uses the most amount of power which in turn is an excessive amount of overhead for a business as well as a source for toxic waste. Making IT “Green” can not only save money but help save our world by making it a better place through reducing and/or eliminating wasteful practices and using non-toxic materials.

While using ICT, many institutions are a source for excessive power use, excessive spending of resources, and uses many toxic materials. All of these items are bad practices and converting a company’s IT department to a more streamlined green concept is far more cost effective as well as better use of resources. This paper examines the need and provides a guideline which highlights our responsibilities as computer users and encourages us to take actions that maximize the usefulness of these amazing tools while minimizing the negative consequences that may occur during their use..


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