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Green Government ICT strategy- what strategy?

Although the Green IT agenda seems to have left global centre stage for the time being (economic downturn etc), this initiative looks to have fallen foul of lack of awareness. I'm talking about something called the Greening Government ICT Strategy, developed by the UK Government Green ICT Delivery Unit of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council.

Although the Green IT agenda seems to have left global centre stage for the time being (economic downturn etc), this initiative looks to have fallen foul of lack of awareness. I'm talking about something called the Greening Government ICT Strategy, developed by the UK Government Green ICT Delivery Unit of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council.

As an IT recycling company, we were aware of this initiative, even though, as stated on Butlergroup's opinion wire (16 July 2009), many public sector IT managers remained unaware of the strategy. Quote:" In a report produced by Global Action Plan and commissioned by Cisco, the research identified that 60% of public sector IT managers were unaware of the Government’s greening ICT strategy, with 41% of national government respondents ignorant of the strategy even though it encompasses their area of responsibility. " Could an economic recovery result in the resurgance of the green -it agenda among the UK's Local authority IT managers? We hope so, it's something that needs addressing.

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