Assessment

Before you jump into Green IT projects, it is important that you perform a Green IT Assessment of your IT operations.  To illustrate and demonstrate success, you must first know how far you have come.  In addition, you cannot improve on something you cannot measure.  Courtesy of Forrester Research, I have provided this starting point.  This maturity assessment will help you with establishing guidelines and principles.

Process and Governance

Needs Improvement

Improving

Robust

State of the art

Green IT Action Plan
Regulatory Compliance Reporting
Green IT Procurement Policies
E-waste Disposal Plan
IT energy governance
Baseline energy consumption
Organizational Change Management and Training

Data Center

Needs Improvement

Improving

Robust

State of the art

Datacenter Facility Consolidation and Resource Efficiency
Optimizing Data Center Architecture
Systems and Asset Management
Server Energy and Resource Efficiency
Storage Energy and Resource Efficiency
Network Energy and Resource Efficiency
Application Portfolio Management

Distributed IT

Needs Improvement

Improving

Robust

State of the art

PC and Monitor Device Management
PC and Monitor Power Management
Telephony Device Management
Wireless Device Management
Printer Resource Management
Printer Device Management

Green Enterprise

Needs Improvement

Improving

Robust

State of the art

Virtual Meetings
Virtual Office
Paperless Business Processes
Building Energy Management
Green Power
Green Supply Chain

©Forrester Research, Inc. 2009

  1. Do you have an example of how this Assessment was used in the past?

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