Green through IT
The subject of environmental protection is on everyone’s lips. In all sectors, more and more companies are trying to save CO2 and act in a more environmentally friendly way. For a long time now, this has not just been about cars anymore. Saving resources, and therefore energy and paper, is also a key aspect when it comes to making a company “greener”.
If you look at the field of IT, basic prejudices arise quickly – IT, servers, systems and hardware consume energy and are thus exclusively detrimental to climate protection, right? Wrong. Of course, IT systems of all kinds consume electricity. However, if they are used correctly, they can make a crucial difference when it comes to climate protection. We would like to summarize how this works. Because this isn’t just about using the right hardware and turning off devices when they’re not in use.
At Join, when we talk about working more efficiently through our technologies, we don’t just mean making everyday work easier. In numerous cases, our modern technologies make it possible to turn off old, overdue systems. What are the benefits of this? Apart from the fact that work can be done centralized and across companies, modern, mostly cloud-based systems require less computing and server power and therefore consume significantly less electricity. In addition, modern technologies run much more efficiently on many hardware systems and thus also save computing power.
If you also look at the enormous paper and printer ink consumption that is still part of everyday life in countless companies, IT can also provide significant relief here. Digital documents can replace stacks of files here – and offer greater security and efficiency in the process.
These particular times also show how important it is to be able to work regardless of geographical location. Of course, personal contact should not be lost in the process. However, with the help of modern technologies such as Microsoft Teams, it is possible to prioritize when a business trip is really necessary or when it is possible to do without a car, train or even plane and simply switch to an online meeting instead. A lot still needs to happen in the minds of many people on this topic – This can be seen, for example, in the reactions to Biden’s convening of a virtual climate summit. There was a lot of criticism for the fact that the politicians “only see each other on the screen”. We think differently in this regard: How much CO2 emissions are saved precisely by not having numerous delegates from a wide variety of countries travel by plane? Modern technologies make exactly that possible.
So IT doesn’t have to be a power and resource guzzler – quite the opposite. Our digitization experts will happily help you make your company “greener” and, above all, more efficient. Climate protection will be happy too!