(Past Event)

IT Doesn't Have To Cost The Earth

Social & Financial Responsibilities of the Corporate IT Department

The Forum's 2011 Sustainable IT Survey showed that opinion on where leadership should come from has changed dramatically - it has moved away from viewing the Government as having prime responsibility and now nearly two thirds believe the lead should come from the business users themselves.



With environmental disasters and climate change continually topping international news, and energy costs and efficiency and landfill capacity hitting the headlines at home, business sustainability - and the role and impact of IT - logically remains a key issue for members. However, with budgets continuing to be restricted, the level of priority that organisations apply can be difficult to maintain.  

Many have already harvested low hanging fruit such as paper and print waste management and automated device power-saving. The focus for members now combines optimising the data centre, with organisation-wide energy (and therefore cost-saving) initiatives and pushing sustainability as a core competence across their supply chain and supplier portfolio.


Warkickshire County Council


To share knowledge and learn from the experience of corporate IT peers. Consider where programs of Sustainable IT can be successfully implemented - saving costs while achieving aims in sustainability.

Who should attend

Architects, strategists and other senior IT professionals with a responsibility for or interest in the success of sustainability in corporate IT.


  • Presentation by Warwickshire County Council - Eco-cooling
  • How far have people progressed in creating and implementing a sustainable IT strategy? What are the major components and what have been the barriers?
  • What are the quick wins and beyond those what new ideas are people developing?
Unparalleled Learning

Members Include

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"Just wanted to say thanks; another great day where I have come out with more knowledge than I entered with"

"Many thanks; [the event was] very good and beneficial"

"I have never not found a day interesting"

"The Corporate IT Forum is a fantastic level check, free of vendor sell and consultancy hype. I like the open sharing of experience…"

"We get valuable knowledge and experience from members of The Corporate IT Forum. This helps us to make better and informed decisions to reach our business goals…"

"The knowledge from other people on what they are doing/have done is invaluable to my team"

"The workshop validated the marketplace for supplier apps; participants were of a uniformly high standard; personally, I value highly the ethos of the Forum in the fact that it is supplier independent"

Tel: +44 (0) 1442 866634


Online and focused discussions, webinars are used for both rapid reactions to news that has implications on business and also for case study presentations on recently delivered projects. Quick to set up and quick to deliver, webinars have international reach and deliver the same quality of output as the Forum's face to face activities

Related Content

  • IT Doesn't Have To Cost The Earth (Report Feb 2012)
  • Eco-Cooling (Q&A Oct 2011)
  • Power Reduction Quick Wins (Q&A Aug 2011)
  • Sustainable IT 2011 (Reality Checker Feb 2011)
  • The Efficient Enterprise: Advancing sustainability through Business and ICT synergy (Report Jun 2010)
  • Sustainable IT (Reality Checker Feb 2010)
  • Office Sustainability & Water Consumption (Q&A Dec 2009)
  • Green IT: Moving from Talking to Action (Report Jun 2008)
  • Green Computing Policies (Q&A Aug 2007)
  • CTO Forum - Green Computing Dinner Discussion (Report Mar 2007)
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