Many organizations have longstanding sustainability initiatives for reducing waste through efforts such as recycling or reductions in printing. However, organizations are now also looking to their use of technology to help improve the sustainability of their operations.
C-suite technology leaders predict sustainability to be the area where technology has the biggest impact in their organizations in the next three years, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, which cites a survey conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value. The survey polled 5,000 C-suite technology leaders, including chief information officers and chief technology officers, in 29 industries and 45 locations worldwide. The respondents ranked sustainability higher than areas such as process automation and security and risk.
Some specific measures that organizations are considering in order to bolster their sustainability efforts are as follows:
Organizations take into account many considerations when making information technology decisions, and sustainability is becoming one of those considerations in the decision-making process.
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