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How the tech industry can play its part in reducing carbon emissions Corporate social responsibility is now a business imperative and should be leading the business agenda. Technology companies need to demonstrate that they are taking sustainability and a reduction of their impact on the environment seriously. It’s a huge subject and more and more we are seeing customers demanding to know what we are doing. By Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima Business Solutions

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Sustainability as a primary driver of innovation Innovation can and must play a critical role in helping to simplify the problems and break the trade-offs between economics and sustainability. By Ved Sen, Business Innovation at Tata Consultancy Services

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Ring the changes with circular IT procurement It is fair to say that sustainability and environmental responsibility is higher on the agenda for many businesses now than it has been over previous years. Not only is legislation slowly pushing businesses in this direction but the media spotlight, its increased importance to staff, as well as the high priority placed by consumers, means that many businesses are making improvements to their environmental footprint. By Mark Sutherland, director of e-commerce at Stone Group

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Why businesses cannot COP-out of responsibility for sustainability action By Michiel Verhoeven, MD SAP UKI

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Why digital transformation and green initiatives go hand-in-hand By David Mills, CEO Ricoh Europe

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Sustainability IT and Circular IT in the light of COP26 By Betsy Dellinger, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Park Place Technologies

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How to be a sustainable CIO Sustainability is a topic that’s everywhere: quite literally, as Google Trends suggests we’ve never been so fascinated by the topic. Kids at school learn about it, global leaders gather to make plans in the last-chance saloon of COP26 and, increasingly, corporate leaders are challenged by their boards and watchdogs to show their bona fides. But sustainability needs to be a high-level agenda item for CIOs too. By Andrew Brinded, Senior Vice President & Worldwide Sales Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix

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Recycle, Reduce and Reinvent: reworking the tech sustainability agenda. By Alex Louth, Managing Director at Logicalis UK&I

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Prioritising sustainability for business resilience and staff retention By Bob Bailkoski, CEO, Logicalis Group

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Reaching climate change goals “as-a-Service” By Sue Preston, Vice President and General Manager, HPE Pointnext and HPE GreenLake

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Many industries may be ignoring upto 70% of their carbon emission through not having the correct IT systems. Millions of tonnes of carbon emissions are accounted for through lack of IT systems. By Alex Trenbath, Director, Envirovue.

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Establishing a sustainable digital enterprise By Charles Cao, Head of Operations and Strategy at Conga

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Four ways to collectively take action for a sustainable future  By Matthew Houlihan, Senior Director, Government and Corporate Affairs, Cisco

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Videos

Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Or Lenchner, CEO, Bright Data, discusses the growing importance of ESG data, outlining the challenges of accessing, collecting, collating and analysing the many available data sources, and suggesting that improved government guidance and regulation is the way forward, along with the right analytics solution.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.

News

Changes come as demand increases for edge-to-core-to-cloud storage strategies.
Strategic agreement will enable global retailing house to create stronger omnichannel customer experiences and optimise internal supply chains through an enterprise data backbone and advanced AI/ML capabilities.
A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute finds that 51% of industrial organizations believe that the number of cyberattacks on smart factories is likely to increase over the next 12 months. Yet nearly half (47%) of manufacturers say cybersecurity in their smart factories is not a C-level concern. According to the Capgemini report, ‘Smart & Secure: Why smart factories need to prioritize cybersecurity’, few manufacturers have mature practices across the critical pillars of cybersecurity. The connected nature of smart factories is exponentially increasing the risks of attacks in the Intelligent Industry era.
Leeds-headquartered SaaS firm eviFile has announced it’s working with Alstom Transport UK Ltd – the multinational rolling stock manufacturer and the UK’s leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider in CP6 – to roll out the eviFile platform across all live UK projects, including a contract worth £130 million.