IDC says: “The IT industry plays a major role in mitigating environmental and societal risks.” We agree with that. This can be in a number of ways.
Firstly, through the ways technology can help all kinds of companies with their sustainability goals. Oracle’s Rich Kroes covers examples such as: powering all operations entirely with renewable energy by 2025, reusing over 99 percent of hardware and supporting many non-profit organizations in his blog.
Technology can also help by giving visibility to environmental impact a company is making. Our recent No Planet B report shows that people around the world have high demands on companies to do this.
And of course, technology companies themselves have a role to play. IDC has looked into this and you can see their independent analysis of how our industry is making progress.