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Green IT: The New Industry Shock Wave

Published: 07 December 2007

ID: G00153703

Analyst(s): Simon Mingay

Summary

Environmental sustainability and climate change will present substantial opportunities and important risks for all stakeholders in the IT industry in 2008 and beyond. This Special Report examines the issue of "green IT," predicts how it will evolve and recommends how IT organizations should respond.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Green IT Defined
  • Is Green IT a Fad?
  • Is Cost Savings or the Environmental Issue the Real Driver?
  • IT Wins in a Low-Carbon Economy
  • An Industry View
  • What IT Organizations Can Do
  • The Client Side
  • The Data Center
  • The Network
  • Services
  • Software
  • Recycling
  • Bottom Line

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