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The Green Agenda: A Business Guide by Alan Calder

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INTRODUCTION

Green IT3 will be a critical component of organisational IT strategies from 2009 onwards.

There are a range of views about what, exactly, Green IT actually is, and many of these views have a strong emotional bias. At the heart of any debate about the environmental role of IT must be an acknowledgement that the world’s information and communications technologies consume a growing amount of power and have a measurably significant carbon footprint.

Such an acknowledgement does not, of course, mean that the board of directors must prioritise environmental action in any way; there is, however, a strong argument in favour of increasing one’s understanding of the issues around Green IT so that one can form an intelligent and practical ...

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