Analysis of Greening of Information Technology Systems in IT Organizations in Sri Lanka

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2015 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-28 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : S. Thananjeyan, Fernando, M.S.D.


S. Thananjeyan, Fernando, M.S.D. "Analysis of Greening of Information Technology Systems in IT Organizations in Sri Lanka". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V28(3):153-159, October 2015. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
Computers and other IT infrastructure consume significant amount of electricity, increasing day by day, placing a heavy burden on our electric grids and contributing to greenhouse gas emission. Information technology now has a new role to play in creating a greener, more sustainable environment for the future generation. Green IT is an umbrella term referring to environmentally sound information technologies and systems, applications and practices. It refers to the efficient and effective design, manufacture, use and disposal of IT equipment with no or minimal impact on the environment. This research analyses the current level of Greening of Information Technology systems in IT organizations in Sri Lanka based on their purchasing, usage, disposal and the technology usage as the Green enabler of IT systems. This research is targeted to chief information officers or equivalent officers. The results show that the organizations have implemented energy saving mechanisms for some extent and adopted some of the state-of-the-art Green technologies. However, life cycle approach that includes purchasing, reuse, recycle and disposal of Green IT equipment was not followed.

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Green IT; Green; Greening of IT; Green purchasing; Green disposal; Technology as green enabler.