New Trends in Business Process Management: Applications of Green Information Technologies
Information Technologies has been playing a great role in keeping the objectives of preserving the environment and one of the techniques is to apply Green computing. Climatic changes have raised the concern worldwide and countries are conducting summits to solve and prevent global warming. Green computing is also called Green Information Technologies (GIT) which is the practice and procedures of using computing and other technological resources in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. The focus of GIT is to decrease the use of hazardous materials, reduce the usage of energy, increase profit maximization and create awareness of the advantages of recyclability or biodegradability of computer trash. This paper presents the theoretical background of GIT, its roles, and its advantages for preserving climate. Also, this paper presents a qualitative analysis of the advantages and challenges of using GIT in business operations (BPO). These advantages are presented through very short instances and cases for the applications of GIT in BPO. GIT includes new services and products with optimum efficiency and possible options towards energy saving so it provides the best way to keep the environment clean and healthy without trading off the use of technologies.