Did you know that energy consumption related to the use of digital technology increased by 70% between 2013 and 2020? As you can observe, there is no doubt that new technologies can be disruptive and have a far-reaching impact on the environment. Tobania therefore offers the solution Sustainability Data Modelling as part of its SMART.Business suite, which focuses on process analysis, data modelling and human interactions. A sub-pillar in which notably our Business Analyst and Sustainability Expert Vladimir Lyutyy is fully engaged. In the third edition of our mini-series "Green ICT on a CxO Degree", we are pleased to elaborate on the further prospects of two key concepts within our story: innovation and sustainability.
What impact does innovation have on sustainability and vice versa?
The relationship between innovation and sustainability is a remarkably interesting domain. First, we observe that innovation accelerates and facilitates sustainability. Let's take cloud computing as an example. Cloud computing and cloud storage are widely used as the alternatives to on-premise servers and data warehouses. Not only does this enable more efficient data transfer, cloud technology has also been proven to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of business ICT applications. Moreover, technologies such as cloud computing, AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications significantly improve the measurement and predictability of various sustainability metrics. So, all good there, right?