At the Green IT conference in London, IPsoft President and CEO Chetan Dube pointed out a striking statistic: The IT industry accounts for 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.
What’s more, the U.S. has the dubious distinction of being the top greenhouse gas emitter in the world. The results, Dube said, “could be catastrophic.”
Dube shared his vision for a more sustainable IT infrastructure at the conference, which attracted more than 500 CIOs, CTOs and IT directors from around the world. In his keynote presentation, titled “Autonomics and Carbon Neutrality,” Dube emphasized the need for meaningful solutions.
“Will incremental changes do,” Dube asked, “or is there a need for quantum change?”
The key, in Dube’s estimation, is autonomic engineering, a solution that:
In addition to the environmental benefits, autonomics offers other advantages. At IPsoft, 56 percent of all client issues are resolved without human intervention. Autonomics also saves money; companies see 20-45 percent savings thanks to automation.
Dube also touched on other ways companies can go green: