Green Computing, Green Technology, Green IT, csr, and IT ethicsIs this the year that green technology becomes the norm? As you study trends and discussions about tech’s impact on the world, it certainly seems that way.

It goes by several different names – green tech (or greentech), cleantech, environmental tech – but the concept of going green as you produce new technology and methodology in order to help the environment is gaining ground as a legitimate and obtainable goal.

We wanted to share more about what we see as some interesting examples of green technology. Recent articles, such as this quick overview, can also give you a snapshot of what is being adopted in the business world.

What are the true goals?

First, though, let’s talk about a few of the reasons behind green tech’s raised profile.

Cradle-to-cradle design: This is a way of manufacturing and creation that shifts focus to creating products that can be reused or recycled in some way.

Sustainability: This is where resources are being used to their limit in a way that speaks to future needs with innovation as a pathway to better preserving those same resources.

Viability: This means adopting new methods, which also leads to new careers that are more centered on sustainability and preservation – and all with a focus that doesn’t forget business strategy and goals.

Truly green technology

In order to reach these goals, there is more development taking place with technology that puts environmental preservation at more of the forefront. Here are a few of these examples:

Cloud computing
This is the big one when people talk about green tech and with good reason. Since there are no more physical data centers with the cloud, renewable energy can instead be used easier to power services. Virtualization and container technologies also boost efficiency overall.

Remote work tech
With less commuting and more video conferencing, the need for business travel has been lessened greatly since 2020, when remote work became more of the norm. Having a paperless office situation adds up to the sustainability of working remotely.

IoT-driven smart offices
When there is a physical office, the use of AI and sensory tech means that you can use fewer resources for everything from lighting to badge swipes. Monitoring tools can better utilize resources that previously were operated manually.

Full lifecycle services for your business

At AVASO, we can help you gain the most value from your resources through our computing program. Helping you choose what works best for you, we are able to migrate your business from aging legacy systems to standards-based infrastructure that increases scaling while also reducing complexity and costs.

Our computing services include data center assessments, design and architecture, managed services and support, and other aspects to help strengthen your business by improving your current systems and even bringing more sustainability to the way you do business.

Learn more about what AVASO has to offer on our website.