Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

 

Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

Unit 4: Procurement and Management Support

Section 4.2: Energy Star Program and Quality Management

In this section we cover quality management to ensure that sustainability is considered as part of performance in the design, development, and implementation of ICT products and services.

  • Quality improvement looks to change a process to improve the reliability of achieving an outcome.
  • Quality control is carried out to maintain the reliability of achieving an outcome.
  • Quality assurance is used to provide enough confidence that the organization is meeting the set requirements for quality.

In the next and final section, we will look at compliance audit, which verifies the success of application of quality management.

Quality is a very abstract concept. To make it more concrete, we will discuss the issue of measuring and improving the energy efficiency of desktop computers, servers, and data centre equipment. The most widely recognized standards for ICT energy efficiency are the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Program.

Key Concepts and Terms. It is important to understand the terminology used in business/IS strategy and planning. You need to be able to communicate both within the ICT profession and also within the wider business community.

As you work your way through the assigned readings and the additional readings that you and your colleagues identify, record any terms and concepts that you find particularly interesting in the Student-created Glossary. Others can view and edit the terms you enter, and of course, you can view and edit the terms that others enter. Don’t forget to list and cite any information sources you use in either APA or the IEEE style.

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this section, you should be able to articulate the fit between green ICT requirements and those of quality management systems.

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