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5 January 2011
Green IT is the discipline of managing IT assets to meet the goal of being environmentally sustainable, including being carbon neutral or carbon negative (i.e. sequestering more carbon than is created). This goal is some way off being achieved by most organisations and the closest anyone tends to get is a path to ‘greening’ IT – i.e. making it more environmentally sustainable and reducing IT’s carbon footprint within organisations but not yet neutral.
The public sector has an unusual conundrum to deal with in the domain of Green IT; whereas the private sector can almost pay lip service to the whole concept whilst picking up specific brownie points that are in the public domain, the public sector is being expected to be more holistic in its approach. So it is the public sector, specialist charities and focus groups that are likely to lead the way in Greening IT.
Glue Reply provides advice to influencers and decision makers in the Public Sector on how to push ahead with Green IT amid budget restraints. The article suggests some New Year’s resolutions that should be considered when planning and managing the IT estate in 2011.
full article on publictechnology.net.