EXIN Green IT
The economic and environmental performance of IT services is on the increase and with good reason. IT systems are responsible for emissions equivalent to those of the aviation industry (Gartner), energy costs account for more than 50% of an organisation’s budget. Green IT is more than a prominent item on the global climate agenda, it also represents a new concept of planning the way we work, live and deliver goods and services.
This non-technical framework helps Smart / Green ambassadors to share their ambitions with IT-specialists, Human Resource departments, Finance, Business units, external parties and executive management.
The ‘SMART GREEN’ ICT framework can assist organisations and individuals in classifying their GREEN ICT and organisational wide SMART initiatives.
The framework consists of two vertical pillars; Consumer/User and Infrastructure services which represent the main areas where ICT is widely adopted. These are overlaid by two lateral elements: Lifecycle and Smart/Green by IT.
Lifecycle element represents the management of technology assets from acquisition to disposal.
Smart/Green by IT element represents the application of ICT to increase efficiency and reduce the overall environmental impact of the organisation.
All these elements are underpinned by ‘People’, ‘Process’, ‘Technology’ and ‘Measure and Manage’ which represent key instruments in organisational transformation and the application of SMART / sustainable ICT practices.