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Leveraging Green Computing for Increased Viability and Sustainability
Human Resource Development Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Dominick Fazarro
  • Rochell R. McWhorter, University of Texas at Tyler
Abstract
Greening of computing processes is an environmental strategy gaining momentum in the 21st century as evidenced by increased virtual communications. Because of the rising cost of fuel to travel to meetings and conferences, corporations are adopting sophisticated technologies that provide a “personal” experience for geographically disbursed colleagues to interact in real time. This article highlights several companies and academic professional organizations that utilize video conferencing, virtual classrooms, and virtual worlds to create digital spaces for collaboration. The article compares the impact of face-to-face collaboration that includes business travel expenses to the impact of the same activity in a virtual space. The human side of technology is also examined through virtual human resource development that increases employees’ learning capacity and performance improvement. As advances in technology continue, it is expected that meetings will become more lifelike with the improvement of holographics. Corporations must continue to integrate green strategies to satisfy both environmental concerns and financial viability.
Description
This article was originally published in the Journal of Technology Studies, at http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v37/v37n2/fazarro.html
Publisher
Epsilon Pi Tau, Inc., a nonprofit, academic, and professional honor society.
Date of publication
8-1-2011
Language
English
Persistent identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10950/354
Document Type
Article
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Publisher Citation
Fazarro, D. E., & McWhorter, R. R. (2011). Leveraging green computing for increased viability and sustainability. Journal of Technology Studies, 37(2).
Citation Information
Dominick Fazarro and Rochell R. McWhorter. "Leveraging Green Computing for Increased Viability and Sustainability" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rochell_mcwhorter/63/