Automating Processes for ‘Green IT’ - How well understood is the ROI?

By Ian Louw, http://bpmfundamentals.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/automating-green-it/ |  Green IT, Business Improvement, Green BPM

I came across an article in which the author raised some interesting points about how process automation can contribute to ‘Green IT’ initiatives.

The author suggests that Goverments should mandate the use of workflow for these initiatives and identifies these potential benefits:
- Reduced paper use
- Collaborating and efficiency gains (by improving processes)
- Carbon footprint reduction

I agree that there is great potential in automation for these type of initiatives but as a pragmatist I would suggest that organisations do not always fully understand how and when to address automation and the the Green IT agenda to ensure quantifiable business benefits.

Read the full article at: http://bpmfundamentals.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/automating-green-it/

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