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Green IT: The Next Five Years
March/April 2011 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 56-59
Bhuvan Unhelkar, MethodScience.com

This article examines important green IT trends and opportunities that will impact businesses over the next five years. Understanding these trends provides insight into what to expect from green IT and should help organizations strategically apply green IT to help them meet their business objectives.

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Index Terms:
Green IT trends, Carbon Emissions Management Software (CEMS), Green IT portals, Green BPM, Lean-Green, ISO14001, information technology
Citation:
Bhuvan Unhelkar, "Green IT: The Next Five Years," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 56-59, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.25
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