June 2009


I just finished reading the Green IT Report from Semantic.  It was just released in May of 2009. 

The key findings of the 2009 Worldwide Green IT Report are:

1. Green IT is now an “essential”

2. Green IT budgets are rising

3. IT is willing to pay a premium for green equipment

4. IT is at the heart of enterprise green efforts

5. Green IT initiatives are more of a priority

There’s lot of good stuff in this report. 

John Lamb’s, The Greening of IT,  is such a timely piece of work.  I particulary liked how Thomas Duff was right on the money in his review of the book.  He talks about the need to understand the Greening of IT as a way to gain new work or be part of the intitiatives taking place at your organization. 

“Having your Operations Center management or senior IT leadership read this book could mean the savings of millions of dollars every year (that should keep a few more jobs around). And if you care to study up on this yourself, you might find that you’ve been given the opportunity to be part of a project that will have an ROI measured in months rather than years. And for you consultants out there, you might want to consider this niche area that isn’t well covered for smaller businesses…

Even if you’re a head-down coder, reading The Greening of IT will open your eyes to changes that either are occurring or need to occur on a daily basis wherever you work.”

Get the book here.

 

 

 

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The following books were available at the conference bookstore:

Requirements Management Using IBM Rational RequisitePro

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321383001?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321383001

Implementing the IBM Rational Unified Process and Solutions: A Guide to Improving Your Software Development Capability and Maturity 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321369459?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321369459

IBM Rational Unified Process Reference and Certification Guide: Solution Designer

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131562924?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0131562924

An Introduction to IBM Rational Application Developer: A Guided Tour

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931182221?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1931182221

Software Configuration Management Strategies and IBM Rational ClearCase

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321200195?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321200195

Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest: An End-to-End Deployment Guide

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321334868?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321334868

IBM Rational ClearCase, Ant, and CruiseControl: The Java Developer’s Guide to Accelerating and Automating the Build Process

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321356993?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321356993

Project Management with the IBM Rational Unified Process: Lessons From The Trenches

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321336399?ie=UTF8&tag=dylanisms-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321336399