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Maverick* Research: Digital Growth Is Not Sustainable — Stop Digital Pollution and Lead EcoDigital Initiatives

Published: 19 September 2017

ID: G00335008

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle


Digital pollution is an issue that enterprises will not be able to ignore in the IoT era. IT leaders should use Gartner's EcoDigital principles to prevent adverse effects and gain significant benefits. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations


  • *Maverick Research
  • Digital Pollution Alters the Behavior of the Environment and Is Not Self-Reversing
    • Why Digital Pollution Prevention Requires Much More Than Information Systems Assurance
  • Seize the EcoDigital Opportunity Now
  • Take Four Steps Toward EcoDigital
    • Perform Environment-Aware Information Systems Assurance
    • Strive for Resilience
    • Self-Regulate and Self-Benchmark
    • Communicate Your Efforts
  • Beyond Digital Pollution

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