Handbook of Research on Green and Sustainable IT Systems

Handbook of Research on Green and Sustainable IT Systems

Sanjiva Shankar Dubey (Birla Institute of Management Technology, India), Vinod Sharma (Christ Institute of Management, India) and Chandan Maheshkar (East Nimar Society for Education, India, India)
ISBN13: 9781799832898|ISBN10: 1799832899|EISBN13: 9781799832904|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3289-8


Information technology (IT) has become all permeating in modern business processes and practices. Environmental concerns and climate change have been the starting point for organizations to focus on creating sustainable business practices using IT. Following these principles for IT systems is the basic approach. Sustainable IT means reduced energy and resource consumption in business processes and practices using or making IT systems. All this would lead to reduced costs and enhanced protection of the environment. Sustainable IT also leads to directly impacting bottom line benefits for an organization. This handbook empowers readers to plan and implement reduced energy use and waste, and manage other environmental impacts of IT systems to gain competitive advantage.

This handbook covers strategies, policies, and programs corporation or policy makers should adopt to make the use of Information technology environmentally friendly and sustainable, and to harness its power to make other organizational processes green and sustainable. It empowers business and management educators, management researchers, doctoral students, university teaching personnel, policy makers, and industrial and management training organizations to reduce the energy use, waste, and other environmental impacts through IT for existing business processes. It also supports the development of strategies for green and sustainable IT systems by reducing life cycle costs, thereby improving competitive advantage. Ultimately, readers will understand how to make green IT an integral part of organizational culture and planning in order to foster long term sustainable IT.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Vinod Sharma is an Associate Professor at Christ Institute of Management, Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR), India. He has around 9 years of experience in teaching and over 7 years of industrial experience at different levels of management, prepare him to be an effective researcher and instructor. He is specialized in Marketing Strategy, Marketing Analytics, Consumer Behaviour, Sales Management and International Business. He has authored 32 papers in national and international journals and also completed in 2 International projects with Yale University, USA on Climate Change and Business Strategy. He has been involved in many consultation research projects, conducted various research workshops and also conducted training program in association with MSME and FIEO on various subjects of management. He is MBA from University of Wales, UK and PahD in Management from University of Indore, India.