Sustainability has become a key focus in the 21st century. Both society and organizations recognize the importance of sustainability in their day-to-day functions and demand guidelines that help them implement, control and improve practices in this regard. Many IT organizations have begun to implement green IT practices. Based on our experience applying an extension of COBIT in different organizations to audit green IT, we believe that the following steps should be considered:
We believe that these 3 steps can help you not only when properly assessing green IT, but also when establishing a strategy to implement and improve the processes and practices that are carried out. This will benefit your work as auditors, making the entire audit process simpler and more complete, and it will help organizations achieve better results in green IT.
Read J. David Patón-Romero, Maria Teresa Baldassarre, Moisés Rodríguez and Mario Piattini's recent Journal article:
"Auditing Green IT Governance and Management With COBIT 5," ISACA Journal, volume 4, 2019.