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China: Low Green ICT Activity Tied to Internal Cost Allocation Practices

An IDC survey finds that "IT decision makers in the Asia/Pacific region reveal that when green requirements are specified in a request for proposal (RFP), only 9.7% of the respondents in China say that they are mandatory. Compared to the average of 35.3% in the Asia/Pacific countries…China appears to be lagging behind in its efforts to promote the green movement…" The reason offered is instructive for all organizations.

"Research from IDC China shows that many organizations in the country do not factor in the cost of electricity and utilities in their IT budgets." This is a reminder to all enterprises that direct assignment of resource costs to departments, rather than as an allocated burden, can go a long way to stimulating bottom-up efforts to reduce consumption of electricity and other resources.

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