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Sustainable IT

Sustainable IT is the backbone of a greener future. Technology leaves an indelible mark on the environment, especially given the digital acceleration triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. But if it is to lead us towards the future we want, it cannot leave too deep a carbon footprint. Enterprise IT accounts for a significant part of this footprint. Are organizations focusing enough on making it more sustainable?

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To understand their outlook when it comes to sustainable IT, for the latest report from the Capgemini Research Institute – Sustainable IT: Why it’s time for a Green Revolution for your organization’s IT – we surveyed 1,000 organizations and spoke with IT executives, sustainability professionals, and others.

We found that sustainable IT is not a priority for most organizations – only 43% of executives are even aware of their organization’s IT footprint. While half of organizations have an enterprise-wide sustainability strategy in place, only 18% have a comprehensive one, with well-defined goals and target timelines. Moreover, 49% lack the tools to adopt and deploy solutions and 53% lack the expertise. This leaves a mere 6% to reap the significant performance opportunities, including better ESG scores and improved brand image and customer satisfaction, resulting from being highly mature in terms of sustainable IT.

Sustainable IT is a critical element of post-pandemic recovery. To achieve it, organizations need an informed strategy, engaged employees and leadership, and sustainable software architecture. This will not only leave a greener footprint, it will also unleash the potential of smart technologies to drive environmental innovations and improvements in sustainability performance.

Sustainable IT is the backbone of a greener future. For more information on how to embed it in your organization, download the report below. Most importantly, be well and focus on the future you want.

 

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