Summary Report: Low-Carbon and Environmental Leadership in the ICT Industry by Gartner and WWF, 2010


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We summarize the key findings and results from the assessment completed in 2010 of the low-carbon and environmental strategies of the leading ICT providers. Some have responded well to the opportunities, positioning themselves as leading solution providers; others have been less responsive.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction
      • The Low-Carbon Economy
      • ICT and Climate Change
      • ICT Providers and Climate Change
      • Terminology
    • Objectives
    • Framework Overview
      • Internal-Focused Sections
      • External-Focused Sections
    • Method
      • Invited Participants
      • Assessment Instrument
      • Scoring
    • Interpreting the Results
      • Interpreting Nonresponses
      • Comparisons to the 2008 Results
    • Results
      • Scores
      • Performance
      • The Carbon Houses
      • Nonrespondents
    • Summarized Key Findings
      • Product and Service Offerings
      • Short-Term Goals Dominate
      • Transformation of IT โ€” Core Business for Hardware, but Not for Software and Services
      • Transformation by IT โ€” Great Progress for the Leaders, but Not Yet Core Business
      • Lack of Disruptive Innovation
      • Lack of Any Substantive Analysis of the Environmental Benefits Realized From Implemented ICT-Enabled Solutions
      • GHG Reduction Programs Are Based on What's Cost-Effective
      • Supply Chain Management Is Getting More Directive and Demanding
      • Good Improvements in Communications and Transparency
      • ICT Industry's Fear of Commitment: Changing the Rules of the Game โ€” ICT Policy and Strategic Interventions
      • Partnerships Are Emerging
      • Life Cycle Assessments
      • Improved Environmental Policies Linked to a Set of Targets and KPIs
      • Is There "Life" After Smart 2020?
    • Results of Individual Providers
      • Accenture
      • Alcatel-Lucent
      • British Telecom
      • CSC
      • Cisco Systems
      • Dell
      • Deutsche Telekom
      • Ericsson
      • Fujitsu
      • HP
      • IBM
      • Lenovo
      • Microsoft
      • SAP
      • Sun Microsystems
      • Tata Consultancy Services
      • Verizon
      • Wipro
      • Xerox
  • Recommended Reading
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