The IT industry makes us more sustainable, doesn’t it? Teleconferencing, smart meters, digitisation (and many others) all save Carbon and the planet.
On the other hand, the energy used in data centres is significant and growing. The number of devices climbs exponentially. Connectivity encourages us to live in one country and weekend in another. What actually are the contributions of IT to sustainability? Is it a hero or a villain? And what does all this mean for responsible IT companies wanting to play their part?
Senior Partner at Carnstone in London, and the author of Green Screen: IT’s Contribution to Sustainability. He’ll summarise the results of the research and set out a possible agenda for the sector.