Implementing sustainable IT strategy: the case of Intel
- 134 Downloads
Sustainable IT (Information Technology) involves the responsible management of resources (both IT and non-IT) encompassing environmental, economic, and social dimensions. Sustainable IT has the potential to be a significant contributor to an organization’s sustainability strategy. In this teaching case, we examine what Intel IT has done to transform its operations with Sustainable IT, resulting in the avoidance of significant CO2 emissions and cost savings. This teaching case challenges the reader to analyze the Sustainable IT capability at Intel. The case includes insights into strategic and operational challenges of planning and managing Sustainable IT.
Keywordsteaching case sustainable IT green IT IT management
The work presented has been funded by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant No. SFI/08/CE/I1380 (Lion-2) and by Enterprise Ireland under Grant CC/2009/0801.
- Climate Group. (2008). SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age, The Climate Group London, http://www.smart2020.org/_assets/files/02_Smart2020Report.pdf.
- Curry, E., Guyon, B., Sheridan, C. and Donnellan, B. (2012). Developing an Sustainable IT Capability: Lessons from Intel’s journey, MIS Quarterly Executive 11 (2): 61–74.Google Scholar
- Elliot, S. (2007). Environmentally Sustainable ICT: A critical topic for IS research? in Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2007); Auckland, New Zealand: Association for Information Systems, 100–114.Google Scholar
- Enkvist, P.-A. and Rosander, J. (2007). A Cost Curve for Greenhouse Gas Reduction, The McKinsey Quarterly 34.Google Scholar