Hype Cycle for Sustainability and Green IT, 2011


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Sustainability and green IT remain rapidly emerging issues for business leaders, IT groups, and the IT industry. While varying by sector and geography, sustainability is a key strategic business priority attracting marketing attention, investment, innovation and technology development.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
      • Green IT
      • Sustainability
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Transportation: Carbon Accounting
      • Server Power Capping
      • High-Density Racks (>100 kW)
      • LED Street and Area Lighting
      • Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement
      • Hydrogen Economy
      • Sustainable Performance Management
    • At the Peak
      • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
      • Modular Self-Contained Aisle and Racking Systems
      • Silicon Anode Batteries
      • Water Management
      • Building-Integrated PV Solar
      • Consumer Energy Storage
      • Smart Appliances
      • Sustainability Business Operations Consulting Services
      • Intelligent Lighting
      • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
      • DC Distribution in the Data Center
      • Facilities Energy Management
      • Life Cycle Assessment Tools
      • Retail Real Estate Portfolio Management
      • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
      • Cloud Computing
      • Emissions Position Management
      • Enterprisewide Carbon and Energy Management Software
      • Carbon Capture and Sequestration
      • CSR Reporting
      • Thermal (or Concentrated) Solar Power
      • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
      • Sustainable Design PLM
      • Combined Heat and Power
      • Solar Power Mobile Devices
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Cooling Management Software
      • Ecolabeling, Footprinting and Sustainability Certification
      • RoHS/WEEE
      • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
      • Advanced Server Energy Monitoring Tools
      • Data Center Infrastructure Management Software
      • Electric Vehicles
      • E-Waste (U.S. State-Level Regulations)
      • Energy Efficient Ethernet (802.3az)
      • Video Visits
      • Carbon Markets
      • Regulatory Compliance Functionality Within PLM
      • Unified Communications and Collaboration
      • Hosted Virtual Desktops
      • Home Health Monitoring
      • Massive Array of Idle Disks
      • Micro Fuel Cells
      • Data Deduplication
      • EH&S Applications
      • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
      • Process Control and Automation
      • Video Telepresence
      • Fuel Cells
      • Unified Communications
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Electronic Paper
      • PC-Grade Solid-State Drives
      • Thin Provisioning
      • In-Rack Cooling
      • Work-at-Home
      • Photovoltaic Generation
      • Virtualization
      • Hybrid Electric Vehicles
      • Managed Print Services
      • Free Cooling (Economizers)
      • Liquid Cooling
      • Location-Based Services
      • Organic Light-Emitting Devices
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Enterprise Content Management Suites
      • Location-Aware Applications
      • Solid-Ink Print Devices
      • Fleet (Transportation) Routing and Scheduling
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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