FFS Lecturer, Dr. Irence C. Taguinod, presented her paper “Green Computing Awareness and Practices at Gulf College Oman” at The International Conference on Innovation and Management (IAM2017W). The conference was held from 7th to 10th of February 2017 in Tokyo Dome Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. The main objective of IAM International Conference was to provide a venue where business stakeholders, researchers, academicians and experts worldwide can share cutting-edge innovative technologies and managerial theories, exchange valuable experience and form collaborative relationships to promote innovation in business and in the academe.
Green Computing Awareness and Practices at Gulf College Oman
Irene C. Taguinod
Green computing is the practice of using computing resources efficiently. The study was conducted at Gulf College Muscat Oman to measure the level of awareness and practices of the respondents about Green Computing especially with regards to: knowledge and concepts; issues and problems about the environment; skills or practices to solve environmental problems; attitudes or values towards the environment; and participation in activities promoting Green Computing awareness. Descriptive method was used to elicit the data needed from the study. Based on the findings the respondents are very much aware about Climate Change and Zero Waste Management but it was recommended that the college must have a concrete implementation plan, training and seminars to improve their skills and practices about Green Computing. It will also help to improve their participation and change their attitudes towards Green Computing. Those changes will help the organization to save money and help to conserve the environment as well.
Keywords: Green computing, e-waste, server utilization, climate change, green ICT standards