Computing Tech Impact Hub

Climate change is a major theme for the tech industry, and will only become more important as time goes on. Use this hub to stay up to date on all the major green IT developments and announcements.

Time to step up

Technology has tremendous power to reshape the world for the better.

That's why we are delighted to launch a new campaign drawing attention to the climate challenges we face as a species, and highlighting and honouring those end-users and vendors working to save the planet using technology. The world is in trouble, but with sustained and cooperative action, we can save it.

The Computing Tech Impact campaign will run throughout 2021 and beyond, including a virtual conference later this year.

 

Companies with net zero plans said investment and legislation were the most helpful types of support to achieve their targets

Green

Larger companies were more likely to have a net zero strategy in place, but not all have set a budget to achieve their goal

clock 06 January 2022 • 2 min read
Datacentre efficiency, size and reporting varies wildly between countries

Datacentre

Datacentre power demands - and emissions - are increasing exponentially, and governments must incentivise change

clock 16 December 2021 • 3 min read
Microsoft, Accenture, GitHub, and Thoughtworks are among the members of the new initiative

Green

The Green Software Foundation says its focus is 'reduction, not neutralisation'

clock 14 December 2021 • 3 min read
IBM's research division is using AI to explore the properties of materials that can capture, remove, and sequester carbon from the atmosphere

Green

"We need to demand that these tools [that lead to a low carbon economy] are taken out of the garage and put to use."

clock 09 December 2021 • 10 min read
Turning surplus food into square meals: The tech behind feeding London's hungry

Cloud and Infrastructure

Distributing unwanted fruit and veg to 350 charities is no easy task, explains City Harvest CEO David Carter

clock 09 December 2021 • 4 min read
Technologies include direct CO2 capture and replacing diesel engines with hydrogen power

Green

The money will be split between direct air capture and greenhouse gas removal, SME tech innovations, and business development support services

clock 08 December 2021 • 3 min read
Climate change is now threatening areas previously thought safe

Green

Technology can increase business resilience in the face of fire, flood and freeze

clock 06 December 2021 • 1 min read
Amazon has added 18 new wind and solar projects across the USA and Europe

Green

The company's renewable projects will avoid nearly 14 million tons of carbon emissions when they're all operational

clock 02 December 2021 • 3 min read
'We're expecting a spike in demand': laptop remanufacturer Circular Computing on sustainable IT

Green

Head of sustainability Steve Haskew on the difference between refurbished and remanufactured goods and how customers are starting to see the urgent need to embrace the circular economy

clock 25 November 2021 • 4 min read