Five Ways Business Owners Can Make IT More Sustainable Today
Technology is also often seen as the hero in our need to reach net zero, and its capabilities are inspiring. But as well as providing solutions, there is absolutely no getting away from the fact that it is also massively contributing to the problem.
In a Sustainable World, is the New ROI for Technology ROC?
The theme was “All In” and since It’s been 3 years since the last Cisco Live in Barcelona it’s clear that Cisco’s customers and partners are definitely “all in” on understanding how they can get the most benefit and ROI on their technology investments.
Sustainability Before It Was Cool: Jamie Bridgeman Was Raving (About Circular IT) In The 90
Circularity First’s Brand Activation Manager had an instinctive relationship with circular technology long before the movement became visible in the mainstream. His mission now is to help others have the lightbulb moments his career has given him.
Dig deeper to uncover what today’s political playground means for lead times, what companies can do to steel themselves against risk, and how IT can play a significant positive role in adopting the principles of the circular economy.
The role of Sustainable IT in the circular economy
We stand on the precipice of a climate change crisis, aware that our current consumption patterns are no longer compatible with the survival needs of future generations but not yet fully committed to long-term sustainable change.
5 ways business leaders can start tackling eWaste.
eWaste. It’s a problem that lies buried - literally. It’s something many of us just don’t think about.
But it’s a growing global issue. And if left unchecked, it will become detrimental to human health and our planet.
Sustainable IT makes business sense. Here’s how to get started
It’s clear we need to take action if we are to protect our planet for future generations. Finding ways to preserve earth’s resources and looking at sustainable business solutions is no longer just a good thing to do. It has become a necessity.
The internet has a physical footprint as it requires electricity to run the datacentres, the networking infrastructure and the devices we use to access it. This electricity produces a carbon footprint. Websites that are designed in an energy efficient manner produce less carbon. The more autoplay video, high res images and content on a site, the more energy it takes show this content- meaning a greater carbon footprint for the page.
Our Low Carbon Mode reduces energy consumption by displaying darker colours.
"OLED screens that light up each pixel individually are becoming increasingly popular. They present an opportunity for digital designers to save energy. As you might expect, darker colours require less energy to illuminate, with black being the lowest energy colour and white being the most energy intensive." sustainablewebdesign.org
We were inspired to build a more energy efficient site through our friend Gerry McGovern and from learning about Wholegrain digital. We consciously designed and built this site to highlight this issue by showing a standard and low carbon mode. Our standard mode is ‘cleaner’ than 95% of all other websites tested and we’re focussed on continually improving this.
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