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Sep 21 2008   11:11AM GMT

Green, Fiction or Fact

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

When determining Green fact or fiction there may be value to looking in on what Gartner has to say, or in digging through an ITtoolbox CIO Knowledge Base, or in exploring BusinessInnovation and what may be included for “using IT as a catalyst to succeed”, or in using a calculator (e.g., perhaps from Nortel) to determine your possible energy efficiency savings, or in reading a free report within ITBusinessEdge, or in various ways to exploring GreenerComputing and “resources for environmentally responsible computing”.

In the past number of months of the current year has your Green movement (IT and corporate in general) made significant progress? For example perhaps progress relative to discerning Green fact from fiction. Ideally your efforts (and the efforts of many including hardware and other vendors) will increasingly bring about improved clarity and positive results that are progressively and continually more intrinsic and pervasive before, by and beyond 2020.

Thank you for all you do; and for helping the world increasingly become one on matters of high purpose. Green IT and beyond!

Earlier this year, Garner Inc. highlighted 10 key predictions that would affect IT and business decisions in 2008 and beyond. Three of the items on the list were:

  • “By 2009, more than one-third of IT organizations will have one or more environmental criteria in their top six buying criteria for IT-related goods.”
  • “By 2010, 75 percent of organizations will use full lifecycle energy and CO2 footprint as mandatory PC hardware buying criteria.”
  • “By 2011, suppliers to large global enterprises will need to prove their green credentials via an audited process to retain preferred supplier status.” 1


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