Information Technology for a Livable Planet

By Karlo M. Robosa,EACOMM

We are in the era of environmental awareness; fortunately humanity is more concerned today than in the past centuries, and because of that, we can assume that knowledge has significantly slowed down the deterioration of our beloved planet. We were not too late to figure out that the direction of our quest for better technology will make our lives even harder. Today, our journey to make our lives easier is focused on reversing the degeneration of the Earth.

In the 1800s and 1900s, during the industrial revolution, the concept of the future was somewhat mechanical, all process are based on the movement of mechanized objects. All machines have its own engine, the engine being the power source; it uses oil which is a non-renewable source. The cities would be like big engine rooms of gigantic ships, there would be severe congestion of vehicles, severe noise and air pollution.

Luckily, before that happens the Information age began and changed the perception of an ideal future for the planet and humanity. We become conscious of the effects of our actions to the environment; we found ways to harmonize high technology and environment friendliness.

Information technology as defined by Random House is the development, implementation, and maintenance of computer hardware and software systems to organize and communicate information electronically. Hence, information technology originates when people started to measure time, length and height, weight, pressure, intensity, etc. They make this information useful by recording it, then by creating a system of processing, storing, and retrieving. Successfully, the ancient people’s knowledge was passed through generation after generation, making information technology responsible for the benefits we enjoy today and for what we will achieve tomorrow.

Information technology is not just a pillar for our awareness in environmental friendliness but also the key to uplift our way of life to be more efficient, and minimize the use of our natural resources. More and more office today, minimizes the use of paper, not only is this good for the trees, it is also very cost effective. But using automation in office processes like inventory management, HR-payroll management, document tracking and management, communications, etc. and by using applications to disseminate information; giving memos, scheduling and rescheduling meetings, scheduling a planning session, making an announcement, etc. to employees and members of an organization a paperless office can be achieved.

On the other hand, because of constantly growing information technology needs, we still cannot do away with hardware and thus Green Computing was born. In the article Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices, San Murugesan defines that the field of green computing is the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems—such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems—efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment. They are advocating the ways to use information technology hardware as minimal as possible.

One of the great examples of this campaign is  As per is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These  broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). These services greatly minimize the use of hardware. Years before, software applications can be run only through an in-house or local server, making it very expensive to maintain. With help of the Internet, these software applications can be operated remotely. Even the storage, processes, and maintenance can be performed in other countries with more secure servers making the maintenance cost economical.

Is your office environment friendly? Does your office share the advocacy for a greener future?



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