The current buzz of ‘going green’ has been a recent fad for many companies. But what does ‘going green’ really mean? How did going green get started? Who are the current leaders of sustainable information technology? It is clear that going green is more than a fad and that green technology can provide a number of cost reducing advantages to companies. This paper will explore the history of green IT/IS and sustainability. The paper will discuss current issues with sustainability and offer solutions to those problems. It will also study the current leaders in green IT/IS to serve as an example to companies looking to go green. Finally, the paper will make future recommendations for companies considering increasing their sustainability.
Iacobelli, Laura B.; Olson, Robert A.; and Merhout, Jeffrey W., "Green/Sustainable IT/IS: Concepts and Cases" (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 104.