Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2013


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Advanced Engineering Economics

Course Number

ETM 535/635


Information Technology has grown at a rapid pace in parallel with the evolution of computer technology and sky-rocketed after the passing of the millennium. The millennium launched the rise of web 2.0, social media, and information that revolutionized communication. According to some, information will become the oil of the 21st Century [1]. Business, organizations, public sectors, and government increasingly rely on computational and network infrastructure for operations, information storage, and retrieval. The widespread usage of IT is not the only trend that exploded after the millennial transition, a new threat emerged and rippled globally as a major international problem - climate change has become global concern. The impact of climate change has gradually been disrupting the way business, organization, and government are operating. The effect of climate change initiated a paradigm shift towards green and sustainable solutions that push organizations to pay attention to corporate responsibility, pollution, waste, toxins, and carbon footprints. The push towards greener, more ecological and sustainable solutions has infiltrated into the field of IT and introduces the growing practice of Green IT.


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