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BSAD 147 – Green IT & Virtualization

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Analyzes the environmental, managerial, and economic benefits of emerging IT platforms for data center, systems continuity, remote workforce, and e-waste management. Prerequisites: BSAD 141; Minimum Junior standing; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Computer Science & Information Systems major; Business Administration minor.

Section Description: Participants in this course will be introduced to various Green IT topic areas including Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, E-Waste, Alternative Workspace Arrangements, Paperless Offices and emerging technologies with environmentally positive implications. Coverage of these topics will be delivered with a combination of lectures, guest presenters, in class labs and individual research. This class is designed to demystify server & client virtualization while articulating the environmental benefits of these IT platforms. Power consumption of Data Centers will be studied in the context of past, current and emerging strategies to reduce power demands. E-Waste in a global context as well as electronic device life extension, recycling and cradle-to-cradle design strategies will be presented and researched by class participants.

CRN: 91617

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 18/40

Days Time Location
F 12:00 - 15:00 KALKIN BUILDING 002

Instructor(s): Thomas Ira Chittenden

Meeting Dates: 28 Aug 2017 - 08 Dec 2017