Gartner Research

10 Key Elements of a 'Green IT' Strategy

Published: 07 December 2007

ID: G00154085

Analyst(s): Simon Mingay


The "green IT" strategy must extend beyond achieving energy efficiency in the data center. In this research, we outline 10 areas of action that every IT environmental program should target.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Action 1: Define an Environmental Policy and Strategy for First-Order and Second-Order Effects
  • Action 2: Measure and Analyze Progress
  • Action 3: Green the Staff
  • Action 4: Switch It Off if It's Not in Use
  • Action 5: Act Holistically About Energy Efficiency in the Data Center
  • Action 6: Move From "Always On" to "Always Available" in the Data Center
  • Action 7: Consider Energy at Every Decision Level, and Use the IT Energy Stack
  • Action 8: Ensure Green Printers and Printing
  • Action 9: Challenge the Technology Providers' Products
  • Action 10: Look for Insight Into the Technology or Service Providers' Own Environmental Programs
  • Tactical Guidelines

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