The realization that legacy information technology (IT) systems have environmental footprint has elevated the sustainability of IT (Green IT) as a significant IT management issue. However, there is a lack of empirical research to explain Green IT capabilities of organizations and the maturity of those capabilities. This article reports a Green IT Readiness framework to capture the input, transformational and output capabilities that organizations need to nurture in sustainable management of IT. It identifies five components of G-readiness and provides an exploratory framework and a research-ready instrument. The instrument is validated based on data collected from a cross-sectional and cross-country survey of IT managers.
Molla, Alemayehu; Cooper, Vanessa; and Pittayachawan, Siddhi
"The Green IT Readiness (G-Readiness) of Organizations: An Exploratory Analysis of a Construct and Instrument,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 29, Article 4.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol29/iss1/4