Sustainability used to be the buzzword of the last decade. Now, it’s become a way of the world as people and companies adopt new practices and technologies in the fight against the climate change crisis and global warming.
Sustainability in the IT industry
In the IT industry and within offices up and down the country, desktops, laptops and servers rely on constant energy sources. From charging up our devices or keeping them at maximum power to devices and servers generating heat, which require additional energy to cool the computer equipment.
Sadly, sustainability in the IT industry needs improvement. But there are numerous approaches to reduce the negative impact on the environment, starting with sustainable IT, also referred to as green IT.
What is sustainable IT?
Sustainable IT, also known as Green IT or Green Computing, aims to minimise the negative impact on the environment in all areas of IT operations, including the design, manufacturing, operating and disposal of technology, computers and other computer related products. It is the practice of environmental sustainability in the IT industry.
Across the world, many IT departments have green IT initiatives with the aim to reduce the environmental impact of their IT operations.