Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Green IT and Sustainability in China, 2013

Published: 29 July 2013

ID: G00251441

Analyst(s): Jimmie Chang, Uko Tian


Green IT, resource efficiency and sustainability are becoming a strategic concern for many Chinese end-user organizations. Government has a key role in this change. Its policy and the 12th Five-Year Plan will push the hype on energy efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions in the next two years.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Carbon Markets
    • Solar-Powered Mobile Devices in China
    • Sustainability Consulting Services
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Thermal Solar Power in China
    • Sustainability Business Operations Consulting Services
    • Corporate Sustainability Reporting Tools
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Intelligent Lamppost
    • Server Power Capping
    • Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Solar
  • At the Peak
    • E-Waste Regulation in China
    • Smart City Framework, China
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure, China
    • Water Management
    • Managed Print Services
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
    • Sustainable Design PLM
    • Electronic Paper
    • Data Deduplication
    • Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • Virtualization
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise-Grade Solid-State Drives
    • Free Cooling (Economizers)
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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