IT Priorities

Managing Sustainability in Use of ICTs

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Executive Summary

Today, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a significant role in both social and economic development. ICT solutions are seen as key enablers in business - to achieve growth and competitiveness. Investment on ICTs is the biggest component of expenditure in most organizations. There is considerable debate on the extent to which ICTs affect environmental sustainability in an economy. There is, however, increasing evidence that potentially there are both significant opportunities and threats involved. This paper looks at the impact of use of ICTs on sustainability issues and investigates opportunities for progressing towards a more sustainable use of ICT solutions within organizations.

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