Green Code - An Introduction
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Green technology as a core corporate strategy is an ever increasing initiative with companies across the globe. Gartner Group recently published it's Top 10 technology strategies for 2008, ...and Green IT was #1 on that list. We at ClearBlade see the opportunity for a "green" approach to your existing code and data. Similar to it's hardware counterparts, by re-cycling software there are not only energy efficiencies and adherence to social responsibility, but additional costs and human capital savings to be realized.
We see technologies like EGL as a viable and long-term solution for Green Code practices which supplement and adhere to an overall Green IT strategy.
Too often, we see large, resource-heavy company-wide code and technology migrations fueled heavily by the neccesity for enterprise modernization as a paramount business driver. The problem is that the legacy code and data often finds it's way to the "software scrapheap" in these initiatives. The ability to leverage EGL and the Rational suite of products and metholodogies for refactoring, refacing, or transforming legacy code as an enterprise modernization solution is a prudent way to re-use not only your existing code, but your existing human capital as well. Green Code in it's finest hour. Existing applications and talent are among the most valuable assets a company owns. Why waste both the physical and intellectual energy to constantly re-modernize, when a technology like EGL cleanly serves the triple bottom line (3BL/TBL) of people, planet, and profit.
The goal of the Green Code blog is gain awareness on the "Green Code" approach, share insights on how best to evangelize this win-win solution, and provide best practices on what we see as the next evolution in Green IT. We welcome your participation!