- 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- Challenges of green IT – the potential barriers to implementing green IT successfully
- What is ESG reporting?
- Claritas Solutions Embarks on its own ‘Green Journey’
Today, environmental preservation and sustainability are widely acknowledged. The major emphasis is on lowering the demand for fossil fuels by following the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Several research papers have shown that rising carbon emissions may lead to the existence of natural catastrophes. The IT sector also has a key role to play with streamlining or improving the process of lowering carbon emissions. Green sustainable technology is an important aspect of the “Go Green” agenda, by incorporating environmental considerations into its hardware replacement principles as well as virtualisation and data centres infrastructures. Green IT can offer social, environmental and business benefits.
Challenges of green IT
There are potential barriers to implementing green IT successfully:
- Cost – Updating old legacy IT systems can be costly
- Changing Habits – Implementing green IT can require new ways of working, often change transformation takes time to implement
- Priorities – IT uses energy at every level so it can be hard to pick which systems you need to focus on first
- New technology challenges – Virtualisation and artificial intelligence (AI) are examples of technology that can both help and harm sustainability goals. e.g. AI can provide detailed insight into energy use and other sustainability factors, but AI technology also consumes a lot of energy
But we have to start somewhere…so we have!