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Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 245–252 | Cite as

Green IT: A Matter of Business and Information Systems Engineering?

  • Peter LoosEmail author
  • Wolfgang Nebel
  • Jorge Marx Gómez
  • Helen Hasan
  • Richard T. Watson
  • Jan vom Brocke
  • Stefan Seidel
  • Jan Recker
Discussion

Introduction

Recently, Green IT has been discussed with different levels of intensity. Manufacturers, associations, and trade shows are dealing with this subject. Green IT contests are announced and Green IT alliances are formed in addition to Green IT being an objective of public funding programs.

Initially, the discussions focused on energy and resource consumption of information technology. As an example, CO2emission (carbon footprint) is used as a parameter to measure if information technology is applied in a sustainable manner. This approach is also referred to as Green-for-IT. However, more and more attention is drawn to the question of how to use information technology to tackle environmental challenges. Hence, the so-called IT-for-Green approach does not consider information technology as a reason for environmental issues anymore but as a potential solution to environmental issues. Putting it differently, the passive role of information technology as a cause of environmental...

Keywords

Business Process Information System Carbon Footprint Business Process Management Wicked Problem 
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© Gabler Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Loos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wolfgang Nebel
  • Jorge Marx Gómez
  • Helen Hasan
  • Richard T. Watson
  • Jan vom Brocke
  • Stefan Seidel
  • Jan Recker
  1. 1.IWi at DFKISaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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