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:
- 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.
STRATEGIC PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS
- 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.