Indiana University

Recommendation 6

Indiana University should develop and implement plans for responsible environmental stewardship for information technology.

  • IU should establish and promote high standards of environmental stewardship by providing support for and communication regarding best practices in energy-efficient computing.

    Implementation Plan: 21
  • IU should promote widespread use of its extensive investments in hardened data centers, networks, virtualized servers, and virtualized storage to promote energy efficiency by reducing the number of required servers and enabling longer equipment lifecycles. Similarly, technologies such as desktop virtualization should be explored to help reduce the costs and extend the lifecycles of personal computing devices.

    Implementation Plan: 22
  • IU should carefully assess the relative "environmental friendliness" of all its IT-related purchases and factor this into purchasing decisions.

    Implementation Plan: 23