Sustainable economic ICT strategy: a
proposed framework
Bing Qian Zhang
Professor Kay Fielden
Department of Computing
Gree...
Existing OECD ICT ranking framework
• OECD digital economic rankings
– Reflect countries’ abilities to absorb ICT
– Use IC...
Measures and weighting
1. Connectivity & technology infrastructure - 20%
2. Business environment – 15%
3. Social & cultura...
Country Rankings
Total Connectivity Business Social &
cultural
Legal Govt Adoption
Weight % 20 15 15 10 15 25
Sweden 8.49 ...
Current OECD Goals
• Ensure population has affordable access to high quality ICT
infrastructure
• ICT as education focal p...
Theoretical framework for ICT
sustainability
• Three more levels of environmental factors
• Categorise existing criteria i...
IF
Green Economy (technical)
1. Cloud computing, Virtualization, 3R of disposal e-waste,
energy efficiency, reduce carbon cre...
Technology-focused hypotheses
• TF1: Technical infrastructure has an effect on the ways
in which green IT is managed
• TF2...
Green Economy (industry)
1. Create jobs by new green economy, customers'
requirements changing
2. New business opportuniti...
Industry focused hypotheses
• IF1a: Green IT organizational impacts will affect the
economy
• IF1b: The economy will have ...
IF
Green Economy (society)
1. Long-term balance between human development &
natural environment
2. Change of customers' inter...
Social impact hypotheses
• SF1: There are green organizational impacts on
technical management
• SF2: There are societal i...
IF
Green Economy (environment)
1. Energy, raw material taking from ecosystem. Over
consumption of natural resources, green ho...
Environmental factors hypotheses
• EF1a: The environmental impacts of green IT will have
an impact on the economy
• EF1b: ...
IF
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  1. 1. Sustainable economic ICT strategy: a proposed framework Bing Qian Zhang Professor Kay Fielden Department of Computing Green ICT Workshop, ICIS 2010, St Louis
  2. 2. Existing OECD ICT ranking framework • OECD digital economic rankings – Reflect countries’ abilities to absorb ICT – Use ICT for economic and social benefit – >100 separate criteria – ICT infrastructure – Business and government’s ability to use ICT for their benefit • Relative presence in economic, political and social landscape
  3. 3. Measures and weighting 1. Connectivity & technology infrastructure - 20% 2. Business environment – 15% 3. Social & cultural environment – 15% 4. Legal environment – 10% 5. Government policy & vision – 15% 6. Consumer & business adoption – 25%
  4. 4. Country Rankings Total Connectivity Business Social & cultural Legal Govt Adoption Weight % 20 15 15 10 15 25 Sweden 8.49 8.20 8.13 8.53 8.25 8.90 8.75 Denmark 8.41 7.85 8.18 8.47 8.10 8.70 8.90 USA 8.41 7.35 7.85 9.00 8.70 9.25 8.60 Finland 8.36 8.00 8.30 8.47 8.35 8.00 8.85 Netherlands 8.36 8.05 8.05 8.07 8.45 8.25 9.00 Norway 8.24 7.95 7.95 8.00 8.30 8.05 8.90 Hongkong 8.22 7.65 8.40 7.27 9.00 9.18 8.28 Singapore 8.22 7.35 8.63 7.33 8.70 9.13 8.48 Australia 8.21 7.35 8.24 8.53 8.50 8.85 8.18 New Zealand 8.07 6.80 8.17 8.60 8.45 8.50 8.29
  5. 5. Current OECD Goals • Ensure population has affordable access to high quality ICT infrastructure • ICT as education focal point • Wide scale provision of online goods and services • Greater innovation and entrepreneurship for ICT-enabled change into the economy • No undue legal requirements placed on use of technology • Adequate ICT protection for people and organisations
  6. 6. Theoretical framework for ICT sustainability • Three more levels of environmental factors • Categorise existing criteria into clusters • Form holistic evaluation framework • Sustainable economic ICT strategy • To be trialled in a multi-stakeholder study in ICT leasing companies
  7. 7. IF
  8. 8. Green Economy (technical) 1. Cloud computing, Virtualization, 3R of disposal e-waste, energy efficiency, reduce carbon credits, dematerialization 2. Develop new (green) ICTs 3. ICTs in supporting public communication (Web 2.0, e-learning)
  9. 9. Technology-focused hypotheses • TF1: Technical infrastructure has an effect on the ways in which green IT is managed • TF2: There are green organizational impacts on selection and use of technical infrastructure • TF3: The technical management of green IT has societal impacts
  10. 10. Green Economy (industry) 1. Create jobs by new green economy, customers' requirements changing 2. New business opportunities in green ICT products 3. Raise & drive direction of economy
  11. 11. Industry focused hypotheses • IF1a: Green IT organizational impacts will affect the economy • IF1b: The economy will have an impact on green IT organizations • IF2a: Economic aspects of green ICT will have an impact on the economy • IF2b: Social impacts will be felt by the influence of green ICT on the economy
  12. 12. IF
  13. 13. Green Economy (society) 1. Long-term balance between human development & natural environment 2. Change of customers' interests, government’s green policies 3. Meet green policies, public opinion & changes of customers’ interests
  14. 14. Social impact hypotheses • SF1: There are green organizational impacts on technical management • SF2: There are societal impacts that influence green ICT in organizations • SF3: The purpose of sustainability will have an economic impact
  15. 15. IF
  16. 16. Green Economy (environment) 1. Energy, raw material taking from ecosystem. Over consumption of natural resources, green house gases emission, pollution (e-waste) 2. Tackle climate change, pollution and eco-system decline 3. Save costs, increase efficiency, decrease negative impacts of economy on environment
  17. 17. Environmental factors hypotheses • EF1a: The environmental impacts of green IT will have an impact on the economy • EF1b: The economy will have on the environmental impacts of green IT • EF2: The environmental impacts of green ICT will impinge on the purpose of sustainability • EF3: Green IT infrastructure will have an impact on the economy
  18. 18. IF
  19. 19. ?
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