Information technology and potential positive environmental effects there of in processing industries
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Sustainability in the Information Society
Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies
For most medium sized enterprises Information Technology has a positive side effect on the environmental performance of production processes. The effects on energy use and environment are relatively small compared to issues as production speed, quality, flexibility and cost-savings. It appears that more focus on the potential of IT applications in processes when aiming at reducing use of energy and raw materials and emissions could increase the "value" of IT applications in process industry for environment.