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The Green Agenda: A Business Guide by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 6: GREEN IT ACTION PLAN

There are many reasons for an organisation to commit itself to greening its’ IT. As with all corporate decisions, the devil will be in the detail and this is certainly the case where IT projects are concerned—particularly those that will have a broad cultural change of the nature that goes with a Green IT project. A Green IT project should, in the first instance, be treated as a business project, one that has a significant business change element to it.

If the organisation is using ISO1400194 as the specification for its Environmental Management System (EMS), then it should follow the requirements of that standard and ensure that the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle is applied to the project.

There are a number ...

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