Evaluating Factors Motivate Users on Green IT Readiness (Part 2)

Evaluating Factors Motivate Users on Green IT Readiness (Part 2)

Yas A. Alsultanny (Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain) and Fatma M. Alnassar (Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7915-1.ch060

Abstract

Due to the advancement of information and communications technology, most of the businesses and services have transformed into an e-businesses and e-services. The organizations are facing a great deal of pressure from regulators to move toward green IT. The aim of this article is to evaluate the factors affecting on green IT readiness from the perspective of IT users, a questionnaire designed for this purpose. The questionnaire divided into two parts, the first part for demographics information, and the second part contains 34 statements divided into 6 factors. There are 460 respondents to the questionnaire. The results of the data analysis showed that the factors, technology and attitude have an agreed degree of agreement, while the practice, policy, governance, and green IT readiness have a neutral degree of agreement. The governance factor has the highest effect on green IT readiness. The article recommends the ministries of electricity must be increasing the awareness for green IT as part of their awareness for power consumption saving.
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3. Literature Review

Greening IT allows organizations to reduce their carbon footprint, greenhouse gasses and waste by following more environmentally healthy practices such as managing the PC power, server virtualization, recycling, disposal management, and contracting with green suppliers (Graaf, 2008). The Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 updated the output emission rate to 6.89551*10-4 metric tons CO2/kWh (www.epa.gov). Jonathan (2014) showed that three states out of 50 USA states are implementing EPA best practices in CO2 emissions from electric generating units. It creates CO2 emission rate goals measured in pounds of CO2 emissions per megawatts-hours (MWh).

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