Towards sustainable green IT: motivations, issues and challenges / Hartini Abdul Jalil and Erne Suzila Kassim

Abdul Jalil, Hartini and Kassim, Erne Suzila (2014) Towards sustainable green IT: motivations, issues and challenges / Hartini Abdul Jalil and Erne Suzila Kassim. In: TeSSHI 2014- Technology, Science Social Sciences, Humanities, 5 & 6 Nov 2014, One Hotel Helang, Langkawi Kedah Malaysia.


Climate change, carbon omission and other environmental issues such as footprint and resource constraint are becoming the world’s major concerns and need to be solved. Green Information Technology (IT) or by adapting IT appropriately has been suggested to reduce those problems and bring greater efficiency. It is important to analyses the awareness of IT Personnel about Green IT in order to measure whether they are ready to implement a Green IT strategy. Aimed using a qualitative case study research approach we seek to understand the motivations, issues and challenges for green IT initiatives and its usage from the context of government agencies in Malaysia. Interviews were conducted with several IT personnel from government agencies. A specific green IT initiative has being investigated with the implementation of data center cooling, virtualization, network and email consolidation. The study established that awareness level of green IT in Malaysia is low when compared with developed nations. The current findings suggest that although IT personnel In Malaysia have already some concerns about climate change and the power consumption of IT, there is still a lack of implementation and action dimensions. Therefore, further studies need to be carried out to find key success factors to increase the awareness level and strategy to implement Green IT.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Abdul Jalil, Hartini
Kassim, Erne Suzila
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > Technological change > Technological innovations
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information technology. Information systems
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: TeSSHI 2014- Technology, Science Social Sciences, Humanities
Event Dates: 5 & 6 Nov 2014
Page Range: pp. 307-317
Keywords: Green IT initiative, Green IT Strategy, Awareness
Date: November 2014
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