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Andrey Kochemassov

Task 1

  1. Exploring the roles of ICT in supporting sustainability practices - https://acis2015.unisa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ACIS_2015_paper_50.pdf

FIrst paper focuses on how ICT could enable the transition to a more sustainable business and economy by considering the possible impacts of ICT in different domains. Authors define Sustainability for organizations as inclusion of Triple Bottom Line(TBL), in place of traditional profits. This includes Social, Economic and Environmental dimensions. After this they define the roles of ICT as Automation, Infrastructure, Informating and Transformation.They propose different practices that might be enhanced with the use of ICT by businesses. In order to validate their point they present a case study of Genius Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company. They describe how the concrete example of ICT system - industrial IoT of company helps it to improve its manufacturing, logistics and data centres with TBL in mind.

  1. Green IT Readiness: A Framework and Preliminary Proof of Concept - http://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/article/view/545

Second paper proposes a framework for systematic approach towards greener practices in IT management.

Third paper gives an overview of the current trends and research in both Green ICT and usage of technology for promotion of Sustainability

Task 2

UQx: META101x Philosophy and Critical Thinking: Overview