Predictions Report

Predictions 2009: Recession Still Provides A Favorable Climate For Green IT

January 5th, 2009
With contributors:
Christina Lee , Ellen Daley

Summary

Worldwide implementation of green initiatives in enterprise IT organizations and their suppliers will accelerate in 2009, notwithstanding the gloomy economic environment. Green IT will spread in several dimensions: from hardware to software and services, from data centers to distributed IT to IT-enabled public infrastructure, and from energy efficiency to life-cycle accounting of IT's carbon footprint. What won't accelerate next year: capital-intensive projects like new data center build-outs.

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