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An Investigation on current situation of green ICT in University Technology Malaysia

Author(s): Erfan Aghasian | Hossein Pourtaheri | Ehsan Ahmadizadeh

Journal: Open International Journal of Informatics
ISSN 2289-2370

Volume: 1;
Start page: 18;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Information Technology is known as one of the most important elements in changes and the development of the current world and consequences from it will have a direct impact on people. These changes will carry words such as: Electronic commerce, Electronic Banking, Electronic city and even electronic government. It’s been many years that Electronic development is practically used in many countries yielding large capital returns and saving significant resources and capacities for those countries. Green ICT as one of the emerging concepts born with the development of Information Technology. It would cover concepts such as Carbon Dioxide Emission from computer hardware, green transportation and so. The current situation of progress in green ICT in UTM has been investigated in this paper. There are various tools to gauge project progress aspects. We used “Stage of growth” as our strategic tool to investigate the progress of green technology establishment in a different area for UTM with concentration on Green ICT. Our evidences on the current situation of UTM revealed that UTM has passed the first stage of growth successfully and now it is at the threshold of second stage, whereas UTM has been known as a predominant technology university in Malaysia and pioneer in green Technology as well. Therefore, it is expected to represent the better level of progress and effort to be green. Our findings show that there are many reasons, which caused this failure. Among these reasons, we concentrated on management role as a key player on this Deviation. Finally, we offer to recover the failure by a new applicable methodology in the form of establishing a steering committee for Green ICT Implementation in order to compensate current situation.
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