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Business Administration: Green IT & Virtualization

BSAD 147 OL1 (CRN: 61831)

3 Credit Hours

About BSAD 147 OL1

Analyzes the environmental, managerial, and economic benefits of emerging IT platforms for data center, systems continuity, remote workforce, and e-waste management. Prerequisites: BSAD 040 with a minimum grade of C-, or BSAD 141; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Computer Science & Information Systems major; Business Administration minor by permission; minimum Junior standing.



Dates: May 22-June 30, 2023; Prerequisites: BSAD 040 with a minimum grade of C-, or BSAD 141.

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Section Description

Participants in this course will be introduced to various Green IT topic areas including Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, User 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.

Section Expectation

Students who complete BSAD 147 Green IT & Virtualization will be able to: • Quantify and qualify the economic, environmental and social considerations of existing and of emerging, sustaining and disruptive innovations in business operations. • Predict paradoxical results of ecological efficiency improvements using economic theory. • Model document workflows, apply the systems development life cycle framework and manage virtualized systems. • Anticipate and predict degrees of success of closed loop supply chains and regenerative design for material reutilization as technical nutrients. • Synthesize matters relating to the management of datacenters including the implications and benefits of infrastructure, platform and application cloud sourced solutions.


Required Activities & Participation 10% Module 1 Assessment 15% Module 2 Assessment 15% Module 3 Assessment 15% Module 4 Assessment 15% Module 1 & 2 Assignments 10% Module 3 & 4 Presentation & Screencast 20%




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