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10 Ideas to Power Up Your Green IT Agenda

Green isn't just an emerging trend anymore. Companies such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Ford, Nestl, Procter & Gamble, and the U.S. Postal Service all have VPs of sustainability. It's the kind of issue a CEO just might bring up with the CIO. That, along with energy costs punching holes in profits, makes this a fight the IT team can't sit out.

Green IT efforts must look past the data center. Yes, that's the right place to start, since virtualizing and consolidating servers can lower costs and also yield green benefits such as lower power use and not having to build a new data center. But companies have bigger ambitions than that. As IT teams try to do their part, here are 10 often overlooked aspects to consider about going green.

To read InformationWeek's list of the Top 10 ideas to power up your green agenda, see the full story