Monday, May 26, 2008

Gartner predicts...going green

Gartner's latest research paper highlights some interesting trends. Apart from further adoption of SaaS as the delivery model for software, it predicts green IT making a much broader impact. Some extracts from the paper to ponder:

Key Findings
- Environmental, or green, issues will directly affect IT decisions related to the purchase of systems, services and the selection of vendors that support the green IT movement.

- By 2010, 75% of organizations will use full life cycle energy and CO2 footprint as mandatory PC hardware buying criteria.
- 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 and services.

- Establish a green initiative in IT to evaluate compliance and to promote a consistent approach to environmental issues.

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