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Green and on-the-go:
Actioning environmental
prosperity through tech
REMOTE WORKING
is it...
GREEN MEAN?
or
WE INVESTIGATE...
The good
news is:
compared to the bulky
desktop PCs of yesteryear,
today’s average computing
device uses far fewer
materia...
But how can we measure the environmental
impact of each individual device?
ANSWER:
by looking at its
carbon footprint
i.e. how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is
released during its manufacture and
subse...
THE FIGURES ARE STARTLING
Less than a decade ago, a
normal desktop Apple Mac was
responsible for nearly
a ton
of C02
over its lifetime...
870
kilograms
of the stuff.
And yet just three years
later, it was calculated that
one of the devices driving
the remote working trend -
the iPad
released just
180
kilograms.
And with devices getting ever thinner, it’s a
safe bet to say that this trend is only going to
continue for the better.
GREEN SCORE
+3
Unfortunately it’s not
all good news.
Devices may
be getting
greener...
...but the
number of
devices per
worker keeps
increasing.
Experts predict that the
average person will own
over four devices by 2020.
LOOK AROUND YOUR
OWN HOME AND OFFICE:
If you have
children over 8
it’s likely your household
includes at least four computers,
and don’t forget to add all those...
As demand for desktop PCs has slowed, the
slack has been taken up by BYOD
(Bring Your Own Device) culture...
where mobile devices tend to be
owned by the
worker rather than
the company.
Gartner
has long predicted companies
will one day stop issuing
company-owned hardware and
require BYOD.
It’s nuanced, but the explosion of
devices offsets the
lowered use of raw
materials somewhat.
GREEN SCORE
-1
4.3devices per worker
is a big negative.
But what about the watts?
Balancing this increase in
devices is a welcome factor:
they’re
using less
power.
The key metric
here is PpW
(performance
per watt)
– the fewer electrons it takes
your device to function, the
less energy ...
IT WILL PRODUCE
FEWER EMISSIONS.
Want to hear
some good, no,
make that...
great news?
PpW (performance
per watt)
has improved
exponentially
– since the first computers, it’s
increased over a trillion times!
Energy costs money, so large users of computing
power (like Google) use PpW as a cost-saving
measure when building their d...
(Remember that during
your next document
share!)
GREEN SCORE
+4
Better performance per
watt means better performance for
our planet.
The daily commute is becoming
a historical oddity
Well, perhaps not yet,
but some
20-25%
of the American workforce
works from home at least
some of the time
and
50%have a job that is
compatible with it.
That’s important,
because car usage
remains high
with Americans making 1.1
billion trips a day, and the
average worker dri...
This is where flexible work arrangements
really start to pay off.
Thanks to remote working,
Xerox has collectively saved
its people
92 million
miles of driving
each year.
Today’s web
conferencing solutions
are so good
many workers are finding there’s no
need to visit a physical office at all ...
GREEN SCORE
+5
A lower global mileage means a
cleaner
planet.
The key conclusive finding:
companies are starting to build their
budgets around these trends.
They’re reducing
the number of
office workstations, slashing
their real estate spending,
and cutting their carbon
footprin...
Why not try trading your
team’s driving miles for
virtual
conferences?
Or swapping your office
equipment with
cloud
solutions?
Or encouraging employees
to bring their
own
device,
rather than those from
your inventory?
Every company can control
their carbon footprint
THE POWER LIES
IN BEING PROACTIVE.
Takeaways
Driven by the mobile revolution, today’s computing
devices are getting greener
Remote and flexible working arran...
More and more businesses are seeing
that flexible and remote options aren’t
a cost centre, but a business driver.
Empower ...
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Green and on-the-go: Actioning environmental prosperity through tech

  1. 1. Green and on-the-go: Actioning environmental prosperity through tech
  2. 2. REMOTE WORKING
  3. 3. is it... GREEN MEAN? or
  4. 4. WE INVESTIGATE...
  5. 5. The good news is: compared to the bulky desktop PCs of yesteryear, today’s average computing device uses far fewer materials.
  6. 6. But how can we measure the environmental impact of each individual device?
  7. 7. ANSWER: by looking at its carbon footprint i.e. how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released during its manufacture and subsequent lifecycle.
  8. 8. THE FIGURES ARE STARTLING
  9. 9. Less than a decade ago, a normal desktop Apple Mac was responsible for nearly a ton of C02 over its lifetime...
  10. 10. 870 kilograms of the stuff.
  11. 11. And yet just three years later, it was calculated that one of the devices driving the remote working trend - the iPad
  12. 12. released just 180 kilograms.
  13. 13. And with devices getting ever thinner, it’s a safe bet to say that this trend is only going to continue for the better.
  14. 14. GREEN SCORE +3
  15. 15. Unfortunately it’s not all good news.
  16. 16. Devices may be getting greener...
  17. 17. ...but the number of devices per worker keeps increasing.
  18. 18. Experts predict that the average person will own over four devices by 2020.
  19. 19. LOOK AROUND YOUR OWN HOME AND OFFICE:
  20. 20. If you have children over 8 it’s likely your household includes at least four computers, and don’t forget to add all those tablets, consoles, and phones.
  21. 21. As demand for desktop PCs has slowed, the slack has been taken up by BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) culture...
  22. 22. where mobile devices tend to be owned by the worker rather than the company.
  23. 23. Gartner has long predicted companies will one day stop issuing company-owned hardware and require BYOD.
  24. 24. It’s nuanced, but the explosion of devices offsets the lowered use of raw materials somewhat.
  25. 25. GREEN SCORE -1
  26. 26. 4.3devices per worker is a big negative.
  27. 27. But what about the watts?
  28. 28. Balancing this increase in devices is a welcome factor: they’re using less power.
  29. 29. The key metric here is PpW (performance per watt) – the fewer electrons it takes your device to function, the less energy your device will use overall, meaning...
  30. 30. IT WILL PRODUCE FEWER EMISSIONS.
  31. 31. Want to hear some good, no, make that...
  32. 32. great news?
  33. 33. PpW (performance per watt) has improved exponentially – since the first computers, it’s increased over a trillion times!
  34. 34. Energy costs money, so large users of computing power (like Google) use PpW as a cost-saving measure when building their data centres.
  35. 35. (Remember that during your next document share!)
  36. 36. GREEN SCORE +4
  37. 37. Better performance per watt means better performance for our planet.
  38. 38. The daily commute is becoming a historical oddity
  39. 39. Well, perhaps not yet, but some 20-25% of the American workforce works from home at least some of the time
  40. 40. and 50%have a job that is compatible with it.
  41. 41. That’s important, because car usage remains high with Americans making 1.1 billion trips a day, and the average worker driving 29 miles daily!
  42. 42. This is where flexible work arrangements really start to pay off.
  43. 43. Thanks to remote working, Xerox has collectively saved its people 92 million miles of driving each year.
  44. 44. Today’s web conferencing solutions are so good many workers are finding there’s no need to visit a physical office at all – high-bandwidth, multi-media video and document sharing give them all they need to work with colleagues and customers across the world.
  45. 45. GREEN SCORE +5
  46. 46. A lower global mileage means a cleaner planet.
  47. 47. The key conclusive finding: companies are starting to build their budgets around these trends.
  48. 48. They’re reducing the number of office workstations, slashing their real estate spending, and cutting their carbon footprints along the way.
  49. 49. Why not try trading your team’s driving miles for virtual conferences?
  50. 50. Or swapping your office equipment with cloud solutions?
  51. 51. Or encouraging employees to bring their own device, rather than those from your inventory?
  52. 52. Every company can control their carbon footprint
  53. 53. THE POWER LIES IN BEING PROACTIVE.
  54. 54. Takeaways Driven by the mobile revolution, today’s computing devices are getting greener Remote and flexible working arrangements are becoming mainstream The average energy used per computing device is going down Businesses that embrace remote working are seeing lower costs and lower emissions
  55. 55. More and more businesses are seeing that flexible and remote options aren’t a cost centre, but a business driver. Empower your flexible workforce with collaborative technologies and the training to use them effectively with A Realist’s How To Guide for Flexible Working. Download now A Realist’s How To Guide For Enabling Flexible Working Explore Develop Transform A Realist’s How To Guide For Enabling Flexible Working Explore Develop Transform

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