By the Numbers: Green Is Still Good

Green initiatives continue despite the roiling economic picture.

The ongoing recession isn't automatically derailing corporate efforts to adopt more environmentally friendly IT practices, according to a Forrester Research Inc. report.

"In fact, of responding companies that are changing the pace of their green IT activities in response to the economic outlook, those going faster outnumber those slowing down by 2-to-1," researchers wrote in their December 2008 report.

Conducted in October, the survey involved IT professionals at 1,022 companies worldwide. It updates three earlier Forrester polls on this topic. Following are the key findings:

What Impact, if any, does the worsening economic outlook have on your organization's green IT initiatives?


Does your company have an overall plan for implementing green initiatives?

Source: "Market Overview: A Slowing Economy Won't Slow Down Corporate Green It Initiatives," Forrester Research Inc., December 2008; Note: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.