Green IT shows up three times out of 10 on Gartner's new list as predictions of areas where executives and IT professionals will need to take action in 2008. The predictions include:
- By 2009 - More than one third of IT organizations will have one or more environmental criteria in their top six buying criteria for IT-related goods. In the future, IT organizations will shift their focus from the power efficiency of products to asking service providers about their measures to improve energy efficiency.
- By 2010 - Seventy-five per cent of organizations will use full life cycle energy and carbon dioxide footprint as mandatory PC hardware buying criteria. Most technology providers have little or no knowledge of the full life cycle energy and carbon dioxide footprint of their products.
- By 2011 - Suppliers to large global enterprises will need to prove their green credentials via an audited process to retain preferred supplier status. Organizations with strong brands are already helping to forge the first wave of green sourcing policies and initiatives.