Information Technology: Economic Sustainability 

  • Information Technology Services (ITS) uses virtual servers to reduce the space needed for physical servers. This is cost- and resource-effective, as Iowa State can house 50 virtual servers on one physical server and not need to use space, money or energy on physical hardware in multiple spaces.
  • IT works with ISU Procurement to ensure the purchases of the highest energy standard energy-efficient technology, including ENERGY STAR equipment. Most equipment purchased is also certified by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), a ranking system that helps purchasers evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.
  • All desktops and laptops are set to "sleep" mode when not in use and utilize automatic power up/down based on the needs of users and spaces they occupy.
  • Through supporting a robust infrastructure for telecommunicating and virtual meetings, ITS assists in the reduction of the university's transportation costs, as well as travel time.