This content is retired but we have related up-to-date content below.
Trial lock

This Research is for Members Only

Not a member? Unlock a free sample of our research now!

Already a member?

Sign in now

(10-Sept-10) Analysts from Info-Tech Research Group recently examined green IT initiatives, seeking to determine what contributed to their success—or failure. Four factors helped initiatives succeed: a strong and well-communicated adoption rationale, an urgent need to comply with environmental laws, the presence of sufficient resources to back up the initiatives, and stakeholder support—especially at high levels.

Info-Tech identified nine key initiatives, dividing them into three groups: low-hanging fruit, which are quick, easy wins that result in direct cost savings; significant cost-cutting initiatives, which are those that result in direct cost savings but require a longer and more costly implementation; and future savings initiatives, which are complex projects that can cut future operational costs.

Four initiatives were characterized as low-hanging fruit: IT equipment recycling, printer consolidation and reduction, end-user device power management, and telecommuting. Three others were determined to be more difficult to implement but resulted in significant cost-cutting for the enterprise: remote conferencing and collaboration, storage consolidation, and server virtualization and consolidation. Finally, two more initiatives were designated as complex, long-term investments: server room build or renovation and IT energy measurement tools and techniques.

Click here for full article

Related Content

Hide Details

Search Code: 37572
Published: September 10, 2010
Last Revised: December 7, 2010

To speak to one of our Analysts,
Contact Info-Tech Public Relations


US: 1-888-670-8889
Canada: 1-844-618-3192
International: +1-519-432-3550