Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

 

Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

Section 1.1: Introduction to Green ICT Strategies

Unit 1: Politics, Science, and Business of Sustainability

Section1.1 Introduction to Green ICT Strategies

This is the first of three sections on the politics, science, and business of sustainability. One of the issues we will concentrate on is climate change.

You will investigate the principles of environmental sustainability and the science of climate change. You will be asked to suggest ways by which you could reduce the ecological footprint of an organization’s ICT. This organization could be one that you are currently working with or any other organization. How would you go about measuring the ICT system’s demand on Earth’s ecosystems and developing a plan (strategy) to reduce the impact?

Key Concepts and Terms. It is important to understand the terminology used in business/IS strategy and planning. You need to be able to communicate both within the ICT profession and also within the wider business community.

As you work your way through the assigned readings and the additional readings that you and your colleagues identify, record any terms and concepts that you find particularly interesting in the Student-created Glossary. Others can view and edit the terms you enter, and of course, you can view and edit the terms that others enter. Don’t forget to list and cite any information sources you use in either APA or the IEEE style.

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this section, you should be able to

  • articulate the environmental, social, and business context for sustainability.
  • discuss the principles of environmental sustainability and the science of climate change as background and boundaries to what will be covered in the course.
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