Editorial for special issue of AJIS on Green IT/IS (Sustainable computing)


  • Michael Steven Lane University of Southern Queensland
  • Lutz Kolbe University of Göttingen
  • Rüdiger Zarnekow Berlin Technical University




We are pleased to present this AJIS Special issue on Green IT/IS (Sustainable Computing). There are five papers published in this special issue of the AJIS which reflect the diversity of this emerging and important area of research in Information Systems. Environmental sustainability is one of if not the most important challenge facing organisations and society in the 21st century. Information systems and information technology have a major role to play in both reducing its environmental impact and providing the systems and technological innovation to reduce the environmental impact of organisations. Currently there is a lack of rigorous empirical studies which are theory and evidence based to provide a sound basis for understanding IT green best practices and how these can be best adopted in organisations. This special issue of the AJIS contributes this current gap in the knowledge concerning green IS and IT with five empirical research papers which examined five different aspects of green IS and IT.

Author Biography

Michael Steven Lane, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Michael Lane has a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Southern Queensland. His research and teaching interests are in the strategic management of ICT from an IS leadership perspective, and the leveraging of ICT services and technologies (IT outsourcing, Information security management, mobile computing) to enable business strategy and goals. He has published widely on these topics in a number of international journals and conferences. He also works closely with industry to ensure his research and teaching is current and relevant to the challenges facing the IT industry in today’s business environment.




How to Cite

Lane, M. S., Kolbe, L., & Zarnekow, R. (2011). Editorial for special issue of AJIS on Green IT/IS (Sustainable computing). Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v17i1.666



Research on Green IS/IT