Evaluation model for the sustainable use of information technology

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Abstract

Research indicates that 2% of these emissions are caused by the information technology sector. The raise of ICT usage leads to the increase of energy consumption leading to a movement towards Green IT. While some companies are defending that sustainable practices are outside of their boundaries, others are taking green initiatives as a business value. This paper presents a decision model to support companies for the use of sustainable Information Technology, combining Fuzzy AHP and TOPSIS. Three cases studies were conducted in order to validate the applicability of the model. The perception of companies indicates that human behavior is the most important criteria for improving green usage of IT, and the sub-criteria related to prevent unnecessary printing of documents and concern about recycling obtaining the highest weights.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2012
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages101-105
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-146732945-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2012 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 10 Dec 201213 Dec 2012

Publication series

Name International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management IEEM
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISSN (Print)2157-3611

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2012
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period10/12/1213/12/12

Keywords

  • Fuzzy AHP
  • green IT
  • information technology
  • sustainability
  • TOPSIS

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    Martins, P., & Grilo, A. (2012). Evaluation model for the sustainable use of information technology. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2012 (pp. 101-105). [6837710] ( International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management IEEM). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2012.6837710