Explaining how going green can pay for itself, Green Computing: Tools and Techniques for Saving Energy, Money, and Resources ties the green agenda in IT to the broader corporate agenda in risk management, brand management, and reputation management. Written by a leading author in the IT field, this authoritative reference provides easy access to quotable budget justifications that readers can use to place IT stakeholders on the same page for this new agenda that can save valuable resources and the planet.Bringing together everything IT professionals need to know about green computing, the book embodies a new philosophy on how to deploy IT devices, software, and services in a way that makes people more effective with fewer resources. It presents helpful tips on how to maximize energy savings as well as how to present information gradually to allow peers and stakeholders to absorb it.The book’s comprehensive coverage includes various types of hardware and software, including the changes currently happening, underlying trends, products currently on the market, and what to expect—or, in some cases, what organizations should ask for—from suppliers in the future.On the hardware side, the book considers tablet computers—examining the iPad® and Android®-based tablets. On the software side, it examines the general trend toward cloud computing. It provides important examples of this rapidly emerging trend as well as guidance on how to use the cloud to make software available and to store large amounts of data.Demonstrating the savings and increased business resiliency that can result from green computing, this book offers C-suite executives, senior IT management, project managers, suppliers, and market analysts with the tools required to understand why you need to act, how to act, what to buy, when to do it, and who should act.
Published by: Auerbach Publications | Publication date: 07/08/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Get your PC running at full speed again--and remove malevolent software Save yourself time, money, and frustration by becoming your own computer guru. The Healthy PC: Preventive Care, Home Remedies, and Green Computing, Second Edition shows you how to find out what's wrong with your PC and solve the problems yourself. You'll get expert tips for making your PC start up faster, keeping its hard drive in good shape, and updating Windows with the latest security fixes. This hands-on guide also explains how to protect your PC for free using Microsoft Security Essentials, use the Internet safely, and configure parental controls to protect your children both online and offline.
- Disable unnecessary startup items and boost virtual memory
- Defragment your PC's hard disk and reclaim wasted space
- Armor your PC against attacks, viruses, malware, and spyware
- Protect Windows by applying the latest patches and fixes
- Lock down your wired and wireless Internet and network connections against intruders
- Surf safely and reduce risks from e-mail, IM, and social networking
- Keep your children safe online
- Maximize your PC's memory and add external hard drives
- Upgrade to Windows 7 and transfer your files and settings
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 12/06/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.
- Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
- This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
- Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
- Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
- Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
- Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Choose the right combination of public, private, and data center resources to empower your business Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earth information about cloud technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.
- Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of the hybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective
- Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actual foundational elements of the hybrid cloud
- Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloud needs based on your business objectives
- Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means to create a computing environment that brings elements of the data center together with public and private cloud services
- Making it work — examine the steps you need to take to make this new architectural approach work — including security, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more
- Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk to cloud providers and plan for the service you choose
- Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates a hybrid cloud from other cloud models
- The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models
- Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud
- Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world
- Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers
- Security and governance in a hybrid model
- The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments
- Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud
- Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services
- Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards
- Protect customer data with sound security practices
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/09/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 362 pages
PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE & DISASTER RECOVERY, 2nd Edition presents methods to identify vulnerabilities within computer networks and the countermeasures that mitigate risks and damage. From market-leading content on contingency planning, to effective techniques that minimize downtime in an emergency, to curbing losses after a breach, this text is the resource needed in case of a network intrusion.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Published by: Cengage Learning | Publication date: 04/16/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 624 pages
The Green Computing Book: Tackling Energy Efficiency at Large Scale (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science)
State-of-the-Art Approaches to Advance the Large-Scale Green Computing MovementEdited by one of the founders and lead investigator of the Green500 list, The Green Computing Book: Tackling Energy Efficiency at Large Scale explores seminal research in large-scale green computing. It begins with low-level, hardware-based approaches and then traverses up the software stack with increasingly higher-level, software-based approaches.In the first chapter, the IBM Blue Gene team illustrates how to improve the energy efficiency of a supercomputer by an order of magnitude without any system performance loss in parallelizable applications. The next few chapters explain how to enhance the energy efficiency of a large-scale computing system via compiler-directed energy optimizations, an adaptive run-time system, and a general prediction performance framework. The book then explores the interactions between energy management and reliability and describes storage system organization that maximizes energy efficiency and reliability. It also addresses the need for coordinated power control across different layers and covers demand response policies in computing centers. The final chapter assesses the impact of servers on data center costs.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 06/16/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 353 pages
In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world.You'll have fun while you learn:
- Where ideas come from
- The true history of history
- Why most people don't like ideas
- How great managers make ideas thrive
- The importance of problem finding
- The simple plan (new for paperback)
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 08/13/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Use solid and practical exercises to master the fundamentals of Adobe Animate CC. This is one of the first comprehensive books on Adobe Animate CC to thoroughly examine and demonstrate how to create and deploy interactive and motion design content to mobile, tablet, and desktop screens. Using a series of carefully developed tutorials, Beginning Adobe Animate CC will lead you from basic Animate CC document workflows to the point where you can create animations, interactive projects, and anything else using a variety of techniques. Each chapter focuses on a major aspect of Animate CC and then lets you take over with a series of 'Your Turn' exercises that let you create amazing projects based on what you have learned.Beginning Adobe Animate CC focuses on the core skill set needed to master Animate CC and while you are at it, you will be guided to the mastery of the fundamentals, such as drawing tools, movie clips, video and audio content, text, graphics, external data, components, and a solid overview of the code you need to know to take your skills to the next level.What You Will Learn:Create and deploy animated and interactive content for the HTML 5 universe.Create images and vector graphics for use in Animate CC.Examine a variety of animation techniques that make full use of the Animate CC timeline.Add video and audio content to an Animate CC project.Use many of the graphic creation tools in Animate CC.Publish your projects to a variety of formats.Who This Book is For:Those who are proficient in creating and publishing animated and interactive web-based content. It will also help those who are proficient in using Adobe Flash Professional CC to understand the improvements and new workflows found in Adobe Animate CC.
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 03/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 596 pages
This book describes computing innovation, using non-volatile memory for a sustainable world. It appeals to both computing engineers and device engineers by describing a new means of lower power computing innovation, without sacrificing performance over conventional low-voltage operation. Readers will be introduced to methods of design and implementation for non-volatile memory which allow computing equipment to be turned off normally when not in use and to be turned on instantly to operate with full performance when needed.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 09/26/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Neben wirtschaftlicher und sozialen Dimension unternehmerischen Handelns kommt der Wirtschaftsinformatik auch im Bereich der ökologischen Dimension eine herausragende Rolle zu. Sie ist zum einen dafür verantwortlich, Energieeffizienz und Nachhaltigkeit bei der Gestaltung von Informationsinfrastrukturen maßgeblich zu berücksichtigen, zum anderen nimmt sie eine Schlüsselrolle ein, wenn es darum geht, in anderen Unter-nehmensbereichen und ganzen Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken durch Nutzung von Optimierungspotenzialen Ressourcenschonung und Energieeffizienz herbeizuführen. Zudem ist sie zuständig dafür, eine der ökologischen Dimension Rechnung tragende Informationslogistik bereitzustellen und durch betriebliche Umweltinformationssysteme aktiv zu unterstützen. BUIS stellen eine notwendige Voraussetzung für die erfolgreiche Etablierung eines betrieblichen Nachhaltigkeitsmanagements in Unternehmen dar. Durch systematische Erfassung, Verarbeitung und Bereitstellung umweltrelevanter Informationen unterstützen sie die informatorische Absicherung unternehmerischer Entscheidungen und bilden die Basis für eine entsprechende Kommunikation und Berichterstattung.
Published by: dpunkt.verlag | Publication date: 12/02/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages