Hand in hand for the future

Sustainability is currently one of the great environmental, economic and social drivers of humankind, and of course business. Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword, it’s become an issue that companies take very seriously (and in good health!). As the effects of climate change become more visible, it has also become important for organizations to realize that unsustainable practices will incur greater costs in the long run – not only in terms of reputation, but also profitability.

All industries and sectors contribute differently to emissions as a whole, but one thing is true for everyone: Technology will play an important role in shaping sustainability strategies in the coming years. Technology in itself is not the answer to global problems, but it has the potential to increase efficiency, while reducing waste of resources and products.

Implementing an IT strategy for sustainable resale

A defined and sustainable IT strategy—which includes management commitment and measurable goals—can help an organization achieve its social, economic, and environmental goals. Since hybrid business is undoubtedly here to stay, whatever form it takes (let’s remember the Dynabook study participants who described laptops as the “unsung heroes of the pandemic” due to their portability and flexibility in the most diverse business scenarios…), the investment Having secure and robust IT equipment will not only save you time and money in the long run, but will improve your sustainability credentials, creating a better reputation for companies looking to become greener.

miracle solution?

At first glance, incorporating an IT strategy seems simple, especially as remote work becomes increasingly a reality. In the World Economic Forum’s report, The Future of Jobs 2020, trends such as the expansion of remote work and acceleration of digitization and automation are highlighted as having a positive impact on the environment. This is not surprising if we consider that fewer professionals in the office means less CO2 emissions from transportation, heating and cooling of buildings, and all other consumptions associated with daily chores.

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