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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Celebrating IT Professional's 10-Year Anniversary

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  • News Briefs

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  • Green: The New Computing Coat of Arms?

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 12 - 16
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    Although currently there's a lot more hype than science or engineering behind green computing, there's also great promise behind achieving the goals that are being articulated. View full abstract»

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  • Green Supercomputing Comes of Age

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 17 - 23
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    Energy-efficient (green) supercomputing has traditionally been viewed as passe, even to the point of public ridicule. But today, it's finally coming into vogue. This article describes the authors' view of this evolution. Ignoring power consumption as a design constraint will result in supercomputing systems with high operational costs and diminished reliability. Fortunately, improving energy efficiency in supercomputers (and computer systems in general) has become an emergent task for the IT industry. Hopefully, this article inspires further innovations and breakthroughs by providing a historical perspective. From Green Destiny to BG/L to innovative power-aware supercomputing prototypes, we envision that holistic power-aware technologies will be available and largely exploited in most, if not all, future supercomputing systems. View full abstract»

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  • Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 24 - 33
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    In addition to moving itself in a greener direction and leveraging other environmental initiatives, IT could help create green awareness among IT professionals, businesses, and the general public by assisting in building communities, engaging groups in participatory decisions, and supporting education and green advocacy campaigns. Along these lines, tools such as environmental Web portals, blogs, wikis, and interactive simulations of the environmental impact of an activity could offer assistance. Green IT is an economic, as well as an environmental, imperative. Greening IT is and will continue to be a necessity, not an option. Green IT represents a dramatic change in priority in the IT industry. So far, the industry has been focusing on IT equipment processing power and associated equipment spending. It's not been concerned with other requirements such as power, cooling, and data center space. However, going forward, the IT industry will need to deal with all of the infrastructure requirements and the environmental impact of IT and its use. The challenges of green IT are immense; however, recent developments indicate that the IT industry has the will and conviction to tackle our environmental issues head-on. The IT sector and users must develop a positive attitude toward addressing environmental concerns and adopt forward-looking, green-friendly policies and practices. View full abstract»

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  • Migrating to SOAs by Way of Hybrid Systems

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 34 - 42
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    A progressive-evolution strategy for migrating systems to service-oriented architectures should minimize the risk to investments in existing software systems while letting businesses exploit the benefits of services. In principle, hybrid systems combine services with nonservice elements. SOAs present a compelling vision for businesses. Conceptually, services bring together a layer of business functionality and a layer of technological implementation. View full abstract»

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  • Making IT a Positive Force in Environmental Change

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 43 - 45
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    With the right perspective, IT can reform its energy use practices and help other industries go green as well. View full abstract»

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  • When and How to Use Refurbished Equipment for IT Needs

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    There's much to consider when you're thinking of buying refurbished equipment. Barry Shevlin weighs the pros and cons of using the secondary market and offers guidelines for finding reputable suppliers. View full abstract»

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  • Recycling e-Waste: The Sky Is the Limit

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 50 - 55
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    The world generates about 40 million tons of PCs, cathode-ray tube (CRT) screens, fax machines, game consoles, mobile phones, and other e-waste every year. Barely 20 percent of this highly toxic waste is properly disposed of and recycled. Some e-waste is stripped of precious metal and unusable components are dumped in landfills, poisoning the soil and precious water resources. Unregulated e-waste trade affects a growing section of the population. China, one of the largest processors of e-waste, has exported jewelry containing toxic lead from e-waste. But public pressure to recycle e-waste is having a major impact, and e-waste recycling is now one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. View full abstract»

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  • Resources

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 56 - 59
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  • IT Management and Governance in Equal Parts

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 60 - 61
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  • IT Predictions for 2008

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    This year we'll likely encounter everything from cyberattacks to robots to the decline of business intelligence and the rise of open source. View full abstract»

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IT Professional is a bimonthly publication of the IEEE Computer Society for the developers and managers of enterprise information systems.

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