ICT Assessment Methodology
The GeSI report “Evaluating the Carbon-Reducing Impacts of ICT: An Assessment Methodology” contributes to realising ICT’s promise through providing a practical and consistent methodology and roadmap for assessing ICT’s capacity to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy. The ICT Assessment Methodology provides immediate guidance on the process of identifying and quantifying the carbon-reducing effects of implementing an ICT solution. With its focus on simplifying assessment via a generally-applicable approach, diverse members of the ICT industry, businesses and policymakers should find this methodology a practical guide for approaching the assessment process. Download report, data work sheet and press release.
This online video assists those interested in applying the methodology. It walks the viewer through the considerations behind the proposed methodology, the methodology itself, case studies covered in the report, and the work sheet provided in the report that allows user data input and saving.
Various industry sectors will use the ICT Assessment Methodology to evaluate ICT solutions to develop unique case studies involving a variety of products and scenarios.
Cloud Computing: The IT Solution for the 21st Century
"Cloud Computing: The IT Solution for the 21st Century” examines the impact of cloud computing adoption, energy savings, carbon emission reductions and economic impact through 2020. Commissioned by Carbon Disclosure Project and supported by GeSI member AT&T, the study finds that, by 2020, large US companies that use cloud computing can achieve annual energy savings of $12.3 billion and annual carbon reductions equivalent to 200 million barrels of oil, or enough to power 5.7 million cars for one year. Additionally, the study reveals that, by 2020, large US companies plan to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing, from 10% to 69% of their IT spend. The data is culled from interviews with global firms based in the US, including Boeing, Citigroup and AT&T. The study comes on the heels of the recent AT&T/CDP paper “Building a 21st Century Communications Economy” which looks at how ICT companies are enabling firms to generate more economic value with less environmental impact. Download case study and press release.
Cloud Computing and Sustainability: The Environmental Benefits of Moving to the Cloud
The cloud’s unprecedented economies of scale reduce overall cost and increase efficiencies, especially when replacing an organisation’s locally operated on-premise servers. But does this advantage also translate to environmental benefits? Download case study to find out.