Sustainable and green ERP software, that is what Microsoft is trying to achieve. Let's see how.
Sustainability, carbon footprint, carbon free are all very frequent terms in discussions about new software, and online management software is no exception.
But how can management software also be sustainable? And above all, what is meant by software sustainability?
Sustainable management software is good for your business and also good for the Earth
Software is only sustainable if an effort has been made to reduce the environmental impact associated with its realisation to zero.
It is not science fiction, but sustainable software is a reality and Microsoft is among the pioneers on the road to zero-emission software.
Microsoft took up the challenge
By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted directly or through electricity consumption since it was founded in 1975.
It is clear that not in all manufacturing sectors one can aim so high in reducing the ecological footprint. In Microsoft's vision, the software industry can, and indeed must, do so. Moreover, it must help all businesses to take the same path.
The goal is ambitious: Microsoft does not just want to remove as much carbon as it emits, it wants to remove more carbon than it emits each year and help other companies do the same.
(For more information on Microsoft's environmental plans for the next 10 years: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/01/16/microsoft-will-be-carbon-negative-by-2030)
Awaiting the 2023 report here is an update post on sustainability commitments published by Microsoft a year ago.
Microsoft's projects for the environment are great, but you too can be greener in your own small way, here are a couple of tips.
Smart working: move less
Going to the customer always seemed the best way to make your presence felt, to convince him that your proposal is better, that you are there. But this was in a world where the alternative of a video call was not yet perceived as really viable. But now things are changing, and very soon indeed it may be the customer who prefers a virtual meeting, which requires less of a time commitment and does not tie up agendas.
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Smart Working: less time in front of the PC
We can all spend fewer hours in front of the monitor if we can do the same things in less time. This also means being green. With the right software you reduce the number of steps information has to take from one software to another. Stop copy-pasting and let the software do the work for you. Work intelligently, optimising flows and reducing redundant operations.
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