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Author Sinha, Minita
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Green Information Technology ♦ Carbon Footprint ♦ Corporate Social Responsibility ♦ Proper Disposal ♦ Green Framework ♦ Mission Statement ♦ Major Software Organization ♦ Various Green Initiative ♦ Data Centre ♦ Competitive Advantage ♦ Current Trend ♦ Detrimental Effect ♦ International Organization ♦ Major Attention ♦ Green Information Technology Initiative ♦ Information Technology Instrument ♦ Environmental Friendly Practice ♦ Core Strategy ♦ Comparative Analysis ♦ Green Technology ♦ Information Technology ♦ Green Information Technology Framework ♦ Various Software Organization ♦ Different Software Organization ♦ Many Software Organization
Abstract Current trends show that for retaining competitive advantage, organizations are actively getting involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR). One of the major attentions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is on developing an information technology (IT) framework which would enhance environmental friendly practices like recycling of paper, proper disposal of information technology instruments and products. The forces behind green IT framework are the push for reducing carbon footprints by international organizations and the realization by major software organizations on the detrimental effect of their operations on the environment. The green IT framework supports the concepts of the use of renewable energy, proper disposal of IT equipments, adopting of green technologies and greening of data centres. The proposed research is focused on the various green initiatives that have been adopted by various software organizations in an effort to reduce carbon footprint and, whether they are actually implementing these initiatives in their organizations. The research will content-analyze the different software organizations and will present a comparative analysis of the state of green information technology framework. Data collected was analyzed using SPSS. The analysis showed that many software organizations have been involved in one of the green information technology initiatives. It is also observed that the organizations involved in more initiatives are considered to be socially responsible which is being reflected in their core strategy and mission statement.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study