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Fundamentals of Information Systems

8th Edition
Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305082168
Chapter 2, Problem 3LO
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Define the term “green computing” and identify the primary goals of this program.

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Description of “green computing” and its primary roles.

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Green computing is concerned with reducing impact on environment due to harmful materials like beryllium, lead, mercury, etc. used in manufacturing computer devices. Environmental responsible designing, manufacturing, and disposal of all kinds of e-waste in a proper way.

Primary roles of green computing are:

  • To attain economic viability.
  • Develop sustainable computing environment.
  • Green computing helps in making energy efficient computers...

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