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Green Computing and Green IT Best Practices on Regulations and Industry Initiatives, Virtualization, Power Management, Materials Recycling and Telecommuting Paperback – August 21, 2008
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I bought this book (Green Computing and Green IT Best Practices) without the benefit of a recommendation, review or preview. As soon as I opened it, I was puzzled but the introductory comments: "This book is not about Green IT's best practice
and standard details. Instead it introduces you to everything you wanted to know to be successful with Green IT". The title includes "best practices".
I read one or two articles and within 5 minutes I knew I was wasting my time and money. It supposedly sets out 100 'success secrets'. Each 'secret' is almost exactly 1 page long with a few more lines which go onto the next page. Thus 100 'secrets' manage to fill almost 200 pages. The 'secrets' have fancy sounding names like "Organisation change management: catalysing change through policy and example", but then go on to provide some generalised 'piffle' which does nothing to support the title or provide any value to the reader. Often these 'secrets' overlap each other in the very general content and often have little or no relationship to Green IT. eg:
"Grid Documentation in ppt Format:
In every project that is completed, it is mandatory that a documentation is provided to the project owner.Read more ›
It's Christmas, it's cold, and I'm throwing it in my fire for comfort.
"Thus, the need to educate and these people about green computing is a necessity in order to fully maximize the people's awareness regarding the study on how they can save computing resources for their computing activities."
I am hoping to return this book. I can't believe Amazon can sell this for $18!! There are no footnotes, no references, and as the previous reviewer noted, no information about the author. I use that term author loosely.