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Published: 26 Nov 2012

Janet Claggett loves talking about all things green -- from the environment at large to green technology solutions. Luckily for citizens of Richland County, S.C., this CIO not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. Because environmental sustainability is always a consideration in her IT decision making, the county is a greener place environmentally and financially. Should the CIO role extend to energy efficiency? Janet Claggett is a champion of green technology solutions, and she has the know-how to make them work. But should CIOs like her take the reins as leaders for energy efficiency? The debate has been going on for years. Analyst Christopher Mines, an expert in green IT and sustainability at Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., answers with a qualified no. For Mines, a research director serving CIO professionals, the CIO role is not well positioned, either organizationally, structurally or in terms of skills, to spearhead energy efficiency. Rather, he believes, CIOs could best serve in the role of energy efficiency enabler -- offering ... Access >>>

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