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IT GOVERNANCE MARKS GREEN IT WEEK

28/05/2010

Ely, England, 28 May, 2010IT Governance (ITG), the one-stop shop for compliance expertise, is marking the inaugural International Green IT Awareness Week by expanding its range of Green IT books and products and launching a special offer on its e-books range.

Taking place on June 1-7 2010, International Green IT Awareness Week is being organised by non-profit organisation ComputersOff.org to promote environmentally sustainable IT. Through a programme of activities, training and presentations, organisations will be encouraged to adopt Green IT policies and collaborate to advance best practices.

To coincide with the event, IT Governance will be publishing the second edition of Gary Hird’s book Green IT in Practice. Praised by ‘Information Age’ magazine as a “valuable, clear primer” and “refreshingly free of consulting gobbledispeak”, Green IT in Practice advises on Green IT implementation based upon Hird’s experiences at major UK retailers the John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose. The book’s second edition provides an update on progress at both organisations and reflects the latest advances in best practice.

Hird’s book is just the latest addition to IT Governance’s specialist online Green IT store, which brings together all the best books for learning about Green IT and the tools needed to apply it in practice.

The many other books available from IT Governance include independently-published works, such as the Harvard Business Review on Green Business Strategy, and IT Governance’s own range of expert books and pocket guides, including Greening the Data Centre.

For organisations pursuing compliance with ISO14001, the environmental management system, IT Governance offers a range of specialist books and resources, including a labour-saving ISO14001 Documentation Toolkit.

In line with good Green IT practice, IT Governance offers many of its works in downloadable e-book format. During International Green IT Awareness Week, and throughout June 2010, the company will offer an added incentive to digital readers by taking 10% off the purchase price of its entire ITGP e-book range.

Alan Calder, Chief Executive of IT Governance, says: “As companies like the John Lewis Partnership are showing, Green IT isn’t just good for the planet, it is good for business too. We applaud the organisers of International Green IT Awareness Week and are delighted to offer so many of the resources needed to convert good intentions into valuable deeds.”

IT Governance’s full range of Green IT products can be found at: http://www.itgovernance.co.uk/catalog/343. Visitors wishing to claim the 10% e-book discount should enter the voucher code: ITGPDOWNLOAD.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

IT Governance Ltd is the one-stop shop for books, tools, training and consultancy for governance, risk management and compliance. The company is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. The company’s customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at: www.itgovernance.co.uk.