This report reveals how by linking green IT initiatives to those shaped by corporate social responsibility frameworks, IT can become a valued business partner on the journey to a “greener” business and provide organizations with unprecedented opportunities.
Enhancing Enterprise-Wide Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
Exponential growth in energy consumption and costs, mounting concern over greenhouse gases and toxic waste disposal, and the major capital investment needed to expand limited data center facilities are driving increased interest and efforts around “Green IT” operations.
Many large organizations already see green IT as more than just a technology issue, acknowledging that it is in fact a fundamental business challenge with a key technology component. And while information technology (IT) operations face significant challenges in reducing their environmental impact, the value proposition for implementing a green strategy is also significant.
Linking green IT initiatives to those shaped by corporate social responsibility frameworks can make IT a valued business partner on the journey to a “greener” business and provide organizations with an unprecedented opportunity to align environmental management initiatives with broader sustainability initiatives.
Indeed, with an appropriate business-oriented approach, the greening of IT operations can support the three crucial aspects of sustainability for an organization—economic, environmental, and social—the so-called “triple bottom line.”
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