Implementing sustainable IT strategy: the case of Intel

  • Edward Curry
  • Brian Donnellan
Teaching Case


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.


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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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of IrelandGalwayIreland
  2. 2.Innovation Value Institute, National University of IrelandIreland

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