SiTF launches green IT certification course

The Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation’s (SiTF) today announced the launch of a Green IT Certification Course at imbx 2011. The course aims to promote and develop a better understanding of Green IT as well as the underlying environmental and business drivers behind this technology, and is targeted at organisations looking to improve on their Green IT credentials and IT professionals who wish to develop a skill set consisting of Green IT best practices.

IT systems today are typically responsible for about 20% - 70% of the energy consumption for office buildings, and Gartner predicts that over the next few years, energy costs will account for more than 50% of the organisational IT budget. SiTF’s Green IT course addresses this issue by guiding participants to understand the key activities and inputs needed to reduce the energy usage of IT systems, and also the organisation’s overall carbon footprint in order to adhere to environmental legislation and trade requirements.

Training conducted throughout the duration of the course will employ a “live” database-driven dashboard where participants are able to measure and assess IT equipment energy consumption. The unique part about this course is that, similar to real-world situations where a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not apply, organisations and individuals are able to define their own requirements and targets for the training sessions based upon their Green IT priorities.

“Environmental awareness is becoming an integral part of running a business, and we are seeing more and more businesses proactively participating in ensuring that their operations are sustainable from an environmental standpoint. We are delighted that SiTF is rolling out this certification course and hope that organisations will find the course materials relevant to their business needs,” said Peter Goh, Chairman, SiTF Green IT Chapter.

“Many companies today are looking for knowledge and skills in Green IT as it becomes evident that sustainable practices contribute to improving the bottomline and profit margins. This course is timely as there is now a greater need for IT professionals to upgrade their skill sets in order to meet the changing requirements of the industry,” said Mr Tim Hird, Managing Director of Robert Half, Singapore and Japan.

The course will address the following key areas and more:

  • Understanding Green IT and the underlying environmental and business drivers
  • IT lifecycle management
  • Creating, executing and assessing a Green IT strategy
  • Reducing organisational carbon footprint through the use of Green IT technology
  • Including environmental / energy performance in IT Service Management frameworks
  • Enterprise / infrastructure IT services optimisation

The accredited training partners for the Green IT certification programme are COMAT Training Services Pte Ltd, Ingram Micro Asia Ltd, NetAssist Services Pte Ltd and NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd. These four training partners will be responsible for handling the registration and administration of the course material. The supporting vendors for this certification include Fuji Xerox, Microsoft, Ricoh, and VM Ware.

The Green IT certification programme will be officially launched on 21 June 2011 at the Enterprise IT 2011 trade show, which is held in conjunction with the CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia trade shows at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. The programme’s four accredited training partners will be present during the launch event. To find out more about the Green IT certification programme, drop by the SiTF Booth at BE3-05, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, B2, Marina Bay Sands.

For even more information on the SiTF Green IT Certification, please refer to the following link: http://www.sitf.org.sg/sitfacademy

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About Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)

SiTF is the Singapore infocomm industry trade association. It brings together almost 400 corporate members from MNCs and local companies. SiTF assists its members in business development, market intelligence, overseas trade missions, networking and alliances.

SiTF has nine chapters under its wing - Best Sourcing, Digital Media, Cloud Computing, eGovernment, eLearning, Green IT, Singapore Enterprise, Security & Governance and Wireless. SiTF also manages the Infocomm Singapore Centre (ISC) in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China, to give local infocomm companies a foothold into the China market.

For more information on SiTF, please visit www.sitf.org.sg.

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