IT Doesn't Have To Cost The Earth
Social & Financial Responsibilities of the Corporate IT Department
The Forum's 2011 Sustainable IT Survey showed that opinion on where leadership should come from has changed dramatically - it has moved away from viewing the Government as having prime responsibility and now nearly two thirds believe the lead should come from the business users themselves.
With environmental disasters and climate change continually topping international news, and energy costs and efficiency and landfill capacity hitting the headlines at home, business sustainability - and the role and impact of IT - logically remains a key issue for members. However, with budgets continuing to be restricted, the level of priority that organisations apply can be difficult to maintain.
Many have already harvested low hanging fruit such as paper and print waste management and automated device power-saving. The focus for members now combines optimising the data centre, with organisation-wide energy (and therefore cost-saving) initiatives and pushing sustainability as a core competence across their supply chain and supplier portfolio.
Who should attend
- Presentation by Warwickshire County Council - Eco-cooling
- How far have people progressed in creating and implementing a sustainable IT strategy? What are the major components and what have been the barriers?
- What are the quick wins and beyond those what new ideas are people developing?
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