Critical Thinking Exercise: Moving to Green Computing
Your organization is a leader in the development of renewable energy sources based on enhanced geothermal systems and is viewed as a champion in the fight to reduce carbon emissions. The organization employs over 25,000 people worldwide and operates three global data centers, one each in the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The CEO has asked all her direct reports for input on a proposed strategy to become a leader in green computing. In what ways is a move toward green computing consistent with your organization's mission of developing renewable energy sources? One green computing proposal is to consolidate the three data centers into one. Discuss the pros and cons of this approach. Can you identify any other tactics the organization might take to accelerate its move toward green computing? Identify the pros and cons or any issues associated with your proposed tactics.
Green Computing is the revolution in the field of computing, making computing eco-friendly. In other words green computing is the sustainable development of computing devices such that impact of environment is very low. Under green computing we can think about various measures such as : a) Safe disposal of electronic waste. b) Recycling of electronic waste. c) Maximizing battery life for energy efficient devices. Our company vision is to be the leaders in development of renewable resources which reflects our concern for our planet and our aim for environment sustainability. A move toward green computing will further reflect how adamant we are about our vision. We will not only support eco-friendly form of energy but also an eco-friendly method of computing.Since we believe in leaving the planet in an adorable state for the future generation to come. This shows hwo close our companies ideologies are when compared to the ideology behind green computing.  Consolidating data centers into one has its own pros and cons: PROS 1.energy efficient - since data is only at one location the energy needed to maintain temperature and run the devices will be quite lows as compared to the three location.  2.economic - the idea of merging three data centre into kne also makes the cost of the data centres low as less employees  3.less computing devices will be needed, so the other two that are in operational state can be used for other purposes.  4. A good step towards green computing.  CONS  1.Benefits of having local data, localised at the place. Since each set of the company has its local data ... See the full answer