Greening information management: final report

D. McDonald, A. MacDonald, E. McCulloch

    Research output: Working paper

    Abstract

    As the recent JISC report on ‘the ‘greening’ of ICT in education [1] highlights, the increasing reliance on ICT to underpin the business functions of higher education institutions has a heavy environmental impact, due mainly to the consumption of electricity to run computers and to cool data centres. While work is already under way to investigate how more energy efficient ICT can be introduced, to date there has been much less focus on the potential environmental benefits to be accrued from reducing the demand ‘at source’ through better data and information management. JISC thus commissioned the University of Strathclyde to undertake a study to gather evidence that establishes the efficacy of using information management options as components of Green ICT strategies within UK Higher Education environments, and to highlight existing practices which have the potential for wider replication.
    LanguageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
    Number of pages54
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    information management
    education
    electricity
    environmental impact
    energy
    demand
    evidence

    Keywords

    • green issues
    • information science
    • information management

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    McDonald, D., MacDonald, A., & McCulloch, E. (2009). Greening information management: final report. University of Strathclyde.
    McDonald, D. ; MacDonald, A. ; McCulloch, E. / Greening information management: final report. University of Strathclyde, 2009.
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    McDonald D, MacDonald A, McCulloch E. Greening information management: final report. University of Strathclyde. 2009.