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Terell Jones

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Every time someone asks me what I do, I tell them, "I'm the Green IT Guy and I help companies and organizations become energy efficient from the desktop to the data center, from hardware to software, from the network to the virtual cloud."  It took me a while to articulate that.  For some reason energy efficient computing was not hitting the mark.  Sometimes you have to repeat yourself over and over again.  IT professionals would snicker and say stuff like, "Isn't the Internet already Green because it is paperless, and online?"  This illustrates how far the industry has gone from the last couple of years.  Now Green IT is a little more digestible.  Others would say, "That's just Green Washing, Marketing Hype!"  If I can walk into any organization and cut their energy usage, carbon output, and IT expense in half, I don't see how that could be considered green washing... (more)

Cloud Computing: The Next Generation of Computing & Sustainable IT

I have been asked to moderate a cloud computing discussion at Green Gov 2012. The title of the session is “Cloud Computing: The Next Generation of Computing and Sustainable IT”. It is a great honor to be selected to participate as moderator. I believe this is my second go around. As National Director of Cloud Services with Core BTS, Inc. it is my job to articulate the value of cloud computing. I have been pondering the title a bit and for me to actually discuss the next generation of Cloud, we have to identify the current situation. The cloud has gone way beyond Google Mail and S... (more)

The Evolution of Green Printing

Printing is a huge environmental hazard resulting in exorbitant paper usage to the toxic production and usage of toner.  Any way you slice it, printing is a total environmental waste.  According to a survey of environmental pet peeves among over 1,569 adult U.S. and Canadian office workers by Harris Interactive, here are the top ten: Mindless printing resulting in increased waste (40%) Leaving lights on (37%) Lack of recycling bins (33%) Excessive air conditioning in summer and heat in winter (29%) Excessive use of paper products, like cups, plates, etc. (27%) Coworkers not recy... (more)

Disruptive Technology from the Desktop to the Data Center

According to Wikipedia, a disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in the new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market. Virtualization and soft... (more)

What Are the Top 10 Green IT Strategies?

I could be here all day discussing vendors, but I won't go down that rabbit hole, I'll just say brush up on your VMware skills and all the extra moving parts that go with it.  For every dollar of VMware sold their is $15 dollars worth of auxiliary needs and wants.  I personally favor VMware because it rocks! Top Ten Green IT Solutions: Virtualization Data Center Optimization Power Management Data De-Duplication Electronic Waste Management Cloud Computing Carbon Accounting & Management Teleconference Telecommute/Telework Paperless Solutions, Document Management Bonus Green IT Solu... (more)