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The increasing economical, ecological and social significance of information systems (IS) demands reorientation for IS management. Ever-growing energy consumption, waste streams, data amounts and performance expectations require management concepts that consider these forces. While concepts of corporate social responsibility or sustainability have been(More)
The increasing attention towards the environmental impact of IT (information technology) demands reorientation from IT departments. Research has outlined that the importance of Green IT is related to IT business alignment and environmental initiatives while uncertainty potentially derives from missing standards, measurements, or missing internal support for(More)
The increasing dissemination of information systems into all areas of business and personal life has drawn attention to its environmental effects. IS organizations are becoming aware that they have to take up their responsibility by thinking seriously about sustainability management for information systems. While measures for using computing resources(More)
Green Information Technology (IT) has become an important topic in IT management research and practice in the last years due to economic opportunities and increasing pressure from stakeholders. However, many IT organisations fail to manage their environmental efforts in an adequate manner since they neglect the strategic aspects of this topic. This paper(More)
Christoph Goebel, Hans-Arno Jacobsen, Victor del Razo, Christoph Doblander, Jose Rivera, Jens Ilg, Christoph Flath, Hartmut Schmeck, Christof Weinhardt, Daniel Pathmaperuma, Hans-Jürgen Appelrath, Michael Sonnenschein, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Oliver Kramer, Thorsten Staake, Elgar Fleisch, Dirk Neumann, Jens Strüker, Koray Erek, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Holger Ziekow,(More)
In this paper, we argue that the inclusion of environmental sustainability aspects increases the complexity of Information Systems (IS) alignment. The business value of IS and their potential to render firms more sustainable can only be leveraged if IS are strategically aligned. The literature from relevant academic disciplines is reviewed to lay a(More)
Environmental technologies are becoming increasingly important for business firms to reduce environmental impacts and differentiate from competitors. In this paper, fundamental approaches of strategic management are presented and the strategic significance of sustainability initiatives and Green Information Technology (Green IT) is analyzed. Environmental(More)
The article examines the contribution of Green IT activities to the objectives of IT departments by analysing empirical data from 116 companies using exploratory factor analysis. The outcomes indicate that Green IT contributes to the objectives of efficient internal operations, reputational management, and market competitiveness. In particular, reputational(More)