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ERIC Number: EJ861281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Asset Management and Sustainability at the University of Richmond
Burchard, Wendy
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v32 n3 2009
In January 2008, Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. This commits the university to creating a comprehensive action plan to move toward climate neutrality. Even before "sustainability" became one of the university's overall goals, Information Services (IS) had already established a sustainability program through reusing (redeploying) and recycling computers. In line with this goal, the IS department at the university seeks to reduce costs and increase efficiency, with a special sensitivity for the environmental impact of the e-waste generated on campus. "Asset management" involves knowing: (1) What assets are in the total inventory of equipment; (2) Details of each asset (make and manufacturer); (3) Configuration of each asset (for example, desktop computer with a dual core processor, 160 GB hard drive, and 3 GB of RAM); and (4) Status of each asset, whether it is currently in storage, in use, or scheduled to be redeployed. With this information and an accurate estimate of the campus community's varying needs for technology, the most efficient distribution of the inventory among users across campus can be determined. In this article, the author discusses asset management and sustainability at the University of Richmond. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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