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The Governance of Green IT by George Spafford

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INTRODUCTION

The physical and digital worlds move on energy and when the cost of electricity rises, many dynamics come into play. Organizations faced with high energy prices may be forced to make short-term cost-cutting decisions that move them away from their goal and if they aren’t careful, can even permanently impede their ability to attain their goal.

Information technology (IT) occupies an interesting position in organizations. On one hand, it is an energy consumer and on the other, it can help organizations achieve objectives related to minimizing energy expenditures.

With the current public spotlight on the effects of global warming and climatic change, governments will increase their scrutiny of activities that release substantial amounts ...

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