This blog entry was originally posted on: The Imperative Blog
I recently attended a GCIO/OMG event in Washington, DC titled “Green Awareness Information Day”. I helped to facilitate one of the round-table discussions on sustainability which I found to be rather interesting and energizing. We had some amazing speakers from the federal government who explained the direction that the current administration is going in with regards to green & sustainability and that is where I once again recognized that simplicity is again at the center of our desires & efforts. This gentleman was explaining how the federal government is in need of the IT community to help it with reporting on green / sustainability metrics. The problem is that there aren’t any good models established to do so and that because the data is either non-existent or dispersed all over the IT environment, the task to report on green progress is far to complex for them to accomplish alone.
I am working with some of the thought leaders at OMG to help design and promote a Green Business Maturity Model (GBMM) so that the IT community can deliver a solution that is being sought after by the federal government and many other publicly traded organizations. It didn’t take long for me to see that there was tremendous opportunity to leverage the same concepts of a CMS/CMDB design to address an implementation of GBMM. Once the GBMM is defined, the implementation effort comes down to the aggregation and federation of data from disparate sources very much like those demanded by an IT Service Management implementation. We are hopeful that we will be able to leverage the principles of a CMS structure to address the sustainability needs of the IT industry at large.
Stay tuned and please contact me if you are interested in working with me on my effort of creating a Sustainable Service Management Model based on GBMM.