Shaping the Green AgendaWith a holistic approach to information technology, CIOs can improve the environmental impact of the entire organization.
Pressure is mounting on organizations to improve their environmental sustainability. Investors, employees, recruits, customers, suppliers and – in many cases – regulators, are insisting on it. Much of that pressure is falling squarely on the shoulders of CIOs. And that responsibility makes some sense, because data centers can be among the largest consumers of energy in an organization. But making data centers more green is far from the only significant impact a CIO can have.
Accenture's environmental sustainability practice helps CIOs make a real and demonstrable contribution to and become leaders of their organizations’ green agendas, from the data center to end-user working practices. The benefits are many, including improved organizational citizenship, reduced carbon footprints, reduced operating expenses and improved efficiency and productivity, all of which can lead to high performance.
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Data Center: Refreshingly Simple Solutions
Growing power consumption and rapidly escalating requirements for information storage and distribution are creating unsustainable demands on data center equipment, applications, power and cooling capacity. Accenture helps eliminate unnecessary complexity, consumption and waste to conserve energy, enhance business capabilities and preserve the environment.
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Corporate Citizenship: Collecting and Protecting Information and the Planet
Unnecessary IT complexity increases vulnerability and wastes energy and human resources. Accenture’s Security group secures data and protects identities with simplified and integrated IT systems that efficiently manage resources while meeting the needs of regulators, customers, partners and constituents.
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Infrastructure: Design a Healthier Lifecycle for Your Enterprise IT
Strong companies are built on a sustainable IT infrastructure that evolves with internal and external demands. Accenture works with clients to develop a vision, principles, standards and a roadmap to guide the selection and deployment of energy-efficient technologies that support business needs while preserving the environment.
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Cloud: Use Your Network to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Cloud computing is an important step forward in the continuing industrialization of IT and thus capable of ultimately playing a role in enabling high performance. It also reduces an organization’s own data center requirements while shifting them to data centers that support multiple organizations.
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Smart Grid: Reducing Energy Usage through Improved Distribution Efficiency
Smart grid technology is helping utilities and communities around the world conserve energy, while ensuring reliable delivery. Accenture offers the world-leading expertise that utilities and their customers need to frame their vision of a smarter grid and then achieve its many benefits.
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Research & Insights
The following information showcases some of our latest thinking on how organizations can begin taking a holistic approach to the environmental impact of their IT agenda.
||Read Green IT: Beyond the Data Center|
This white paper looks at the ecological impact of a business’s entire IT infrastructure and provides the CIO with a holistic prospective to a business’s carbon footprint. It demonstrates how the CIO can have a substantial opportunity to further the energy efficiency and corporate citizenship aims of the entire corporation.
Hear from Accenture’s global Green IT lead, Steve Nunn
Hear Accenture’s global Green IT lead, Steve Nunn, discuss how Green IT can make a real contribution to the enterprise’s drive to achieve high performance
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