Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies


Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

Unit 3: Business/IS Strategy and Planning

Learning Activities

The following tasks are required of you for this section:

  1. Study the Seminar notes for this section and follow up with the additional readings until you feel you are ready to meet the learning outcomes for this section.
  2. Answer the study questions in your own notes. You can also post comments or queries on the study questions in the General Discussion Forum. Be sure to stay subscribed to this forum so that you do not miss posts from other learners.
  3. Submit an answer to one of the discussion questions in the Section 3.3 Discussion.
    Note: The forum is set up so that you have to submit your answer to a discussion question before you can read the answers provided by your fellow learners:
    1. Question: Peter Weill of the MIT Centre for Information Systems Research defines enterprise architecture as “... the organizing logic for business processes and IT infrastructure reflecting the integration and standardization requirements of the firm’s operating model.[1]
      This implies that the organization has just one way of working. But in his blog post, Real-world Enterprise Architecture part II” Neil Ward-Dutton claims that large organizations are rarely truly centralized and actually use a federated style of IT work. Give examples from your organization (or an organization of your choice) of centralized or decentralized use of ICT (maximum three paragraphs).
    2. Question: Considering the level of centralization or decentralization of ICT in your chosen organization, what are the implications for energy-saving strategies (maximum three paragraphs)?
  4. Post a response to the postings of at least one of your fellow learners.
  5. Add or edit at least one entry in the Student-created Glossary.
  6. Complete the self-test, which has randomized questions, as many times as you wish. You will get a slightly different set of questions each time.


[1] Enterprise architecture. (2007). [Reference 3] Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved from

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