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Green Computing in Kenya

  • Course: MIT8101
  • Professor: Dr. H. Njogu
  • School: Strathmore University
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Strathmore University
Faculty of Information Technology

Green Computing in Kenya

Thursday April 10th , 2014

Abstract
The main aim of this paper is to look at what green computing is, why we should care about it and why it is becoming such a force in today’s world. The paper aims to tackle the advantages of green computing not only to businesses but also to individuals as well in their day to day lives. This paper also aims to look at different green computing implementations in Kenya in order to get an understanding of the current state of green computing in the country. Finally, this paper also aims to highlight key barriers and challenges to the implementation of different green computing technologies within the country and suggest a way forward.

Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 4 Why Green Computing?.......................................................................................................................... 5 What are the benefits? ........................................................................................................................... 6 Examples/implementations of green computing in Kenya..................................................................... 8 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................ 11 References ............................................................................................................................................. 12

Introduction
In order to look at the current state of green computing in Kenya, we first need to understand what green computing is and what it entails. According to San Murugesan (Murugesan, 2008) in his paper on Harnessing green IT, Green IT (Also known as Green ICT or Green Computing) refers to environmentally sound...
Strathmore University
Faculty of Information Technology
Green Computing in Kenya
Thursday April 10th , 2014