Green ICT Focus is Moving Beyond the Data Center

Readers are familiar with my view that what is attached to our ICT infrastructures is as important as what is at their cores. New information from Forrester supports this perspective.

Forrester analyst Doug Washburn reports that

"Although most green IT initiatives start within the data center...organizations are shifting focus to their distributed IT assets."

"...the data center consumes 45% of total IT energy consumption — while 55% is consumed outside of the data center."

And this does not even consider the energy/carbon/e-waste lifecycle impact of all that attached gear during manufacture, acquisition, and disposal.

Also, see the last paragraph of this post.

(Thanks to @greenittools for calling this report to my attention.)