Did you begin the year resolving to become a better you?
If so, you’re far from alone. While many focus on enhancing themselves, some also want to improve our world. Increasingly, this means executives must add sustainability initiatives into their business and technology agendas.
Like a wellness regimen, driving sustainability can be overwhelming when you try and do everything all at once. It becomes more manageable—with more immediate, measurable results—when you incorporate this priority into existing plans.
By adding sustainability goals to near- and long-term technology strategies, you can leverage your planned resources across multiple deployments like physical and network security, automation, and hybrid work to improve business and sustainability results. Streamlining these two priorities reduces the complexity that implementing a separate sustainability strategy requires.
You get the anticipated organizational and technology results—such as enhanced productivity, new insights across business units, increased sales, and improved employee and customer experiences—plus measurable sustainability outcomes pertaining to heating, cooling, electrical and fuel consumption, and more.
The momentum is here. Like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or adding applesauce instead of eggs to a favorite recipe, fortifying existing plans with sustainability goals brings new benefits and bolsters your business.
Four moves toward a healthier habitat
So how can you make a nutritious infrastructure chock-full of sustainability-rich capabilities?
Here are four ways to accomplish enterprise goals—including driving sustainability outcomes—with cloud-managed infrastructure technology.
- Centrally track and monitor environmental data using sensors, which can help to reduce energy consumption by 44 percent in cooling energy (27 percent drop in total energy consumption) for its data center, said creative agency WPP
- Reduce IT-related travel requirements by deploying, managing, and upgrading many assets simply and remotely via the central platform
- Cut energy consumption by powering down inactive devices during quiet and off-business hours, and centrally track the achieved reductions
- Detect water leaks and protect invaluable assets with wirelessly connected sensors that detect water, temperature, air quality, and more
These moves into sustainability, like those laps around the track earlier this month, are only the start. Many are optimistic about these initial strides. In fact, 88% of CXOs believe that with immediate action, we can limit the worst effects of climate change.
We do, too.