Title: Green Computing: Awareness, Current Issues and best practices
Year of Publication: 2015
Publisher: International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS)
ISSN: 2394-1065
Series: Volume 2, Number 12
Authors: Dr. J. Sebastian Nixon, Dr. A Francis Saviour Devaraj


Dr. J. Sebastian Nixon, Dr. A Francis Saviour Devaraj , "Green Computing: Awareness, Current Issues and best practices", International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS), 2(12), pp: 520-525, December 2015. BibTeX

	author = {Dr. J. Sebastian Nixon, Dr. A Francis Saviour Devaraj },
	title = {Green Computing: Awareness, Current Issues and best practices},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Systems (IJCS)},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {2},
	number = {12},
	pages = {520-525},
	month = {December}


The environment is the surroundings or conditions in which a human being, animal, or plant lives or operates. It is the sole responsibility of human being ( a social animal) to safe guard the nature. With the invention of new technologies, there is a threat to the nature and resulted in global warming. Global warming means an increase in the earth’s average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the green house effect. With Information Technology at its peak, it is also contributing heavily to global warming. Hence, Green computing. Green Computing is the study and practices of designing, manufacturing, using & disposing of computers, servers and associated subsystems of computers such as monitors, printers, storage devices and networking and communications systems efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment. Most of the IT Companies /Departments are a source for excessive power use, excessive spending of resources and uses many toxic materials. In this paper we discuss about several issues in the Eco-System because of IT ,Current Green computing Technologies , proposed practices and potential research areas in green computing (IT related).


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Green computing, global warming, practices.