An international comparison of green IT diffusion

Molla, A, Pittayachawan, S, Corbitt, B and Deng, H 2009, 'An international comparison of green IT diffusion', International Journal of e-Business Management, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-23.


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Title An international comparison of green IT diffusion
Author(s) Molla, A
Pittayachawan, S
Corbitt, B
Deng, H
Year 2009
Journal name International Journal of e-Business Management
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Publisher RMIT University
Abstract This paper provides a preliminary insight into the status of the diffusion and maturity of 'Green IT' as well as some of the driving and inhibiting factors that influence it. The paper is largely descriptive and is based on a survey of 143 organisations from Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Overall, the findings indicate that organisations are developing the 'right mind-set', taking a number of 'softer actions', and investing in new technologies to use IT as part of the solution to pursue both eco-efficiency and eco-sustainability objectives. Nevertheless, the state of Green IT among the surveyed organisations can be considered at the early stage of maturity. In particular, the results indicate that the disposal of IT in an environmentally friendly manner is the most relevant organisational concern about Green IT. It is therefore not surprising that there is significantly more attention paid to the policy and practice in the end-of-IT-life management aspect of Green IT. On the other hand, attention to Green IT sourcing is the least adopted.
Subject Information Systems Management
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