Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies


Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

Unit 3: Business/IS Strategy and Planning

Learning Activities

The following tasks are required of you for this section:

  1. Study the Seminar notes for this section and follow up with the additional readings until you feel you are ready to meet the learning outcomes for this section.
  2. Answer the study questions in your own notes. You can also post comments or queries on the study questions in the General Discussion Forum. Be sure to stay subscribed to this forum so that you do not miss posts from other learners.
  3. Submit an answer to one of the discussion questions in the Section 3.2 Discussion.
    Note: The forum is set up so that you have to submit your answer to a discussion question before you can read the answers provided by your fellow learners:
    1. Cloud computing is an example of growth of mega data centres that contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. Data centre consolidation is being viewed as a significant reducer of greenhouse gases. How could consolidation of data centres be applied to your organization (or an organization of your choice)?

    2. The European Code of Conduct on data centres energy efficiency and the Best Practices Guidelines provide useful methodologies for aligning data centre operations. Can you describe how this code of conduct and best practices may help either to consolidate or to improve data centre operations in your chosen organization (maximum three paragraphs)?

    3. Review two of the proxies in Proxy Proposals for Measuring Data Center Productivity, and provide potential use cases in your chosen organization (maximum three paragraphs).

  4. Post a response to the postings of at least one of your fellow learners.
  5. Add or edit at least one entry in the Student-created Glossary.
  6. Complete the self-test, which has randomized questions, as many times as you wish. You will get a slightly different set of questions each time.
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