Transform your services with Sustainable IT
After Green IT was introduced in mid 2000, for a long time sustainablility seemed to be happening elsewhere: in the energy sector, in building, in farming, even in the car industry. Now it has come back with a vengeance. IT can support countries and companies in their efforts to create a sustainable economy and stop climate change. Hybrid work is helping to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of companies. The IoT can make traffic, buildings and manufacturing much more energy-efficient. AI can help optimize logistics or recognize new climate patterns.
So far, more efficient hardware and innovations in insulation and cooling systems have been able to offset the growing electricity demand resulting from the steep increase of data generated. But a 2020 EU commission study fears that demand is becoming so strong that growth can no longer be offset by hardware, software or infrastructure efficiency gains.
Is the move to the public cloud a good thing in the light of energy-efficiency or still a risky take, looking at security and data protection? Which ideas and solutions do the vendors have to meet these concerns? How can distributors promote a circular economy in IT? Which solutions can we offer our channel partners in helping their customers to establish a more sustainable IT?
Fiona O’Brien, EMEA Chief Channel Officer and Head of EMEA Operations, Lenovo, Joacim Damgard, COO CEE, Microsoft, Pierre-Yves Dutang, Distribution Director Europe at APC by Schneider Electric and Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO ALSO Holding AG, will discuss these and other questions on the “Sustainable IT” panel.