Reflect upon sustainability from the perception of the CIO. Explain why sustainability should be an important concept for every CIO to embrace and support within the IT organization.
CIOs can play a leading role in their organization’s energy management and sustainabilityinitiatives by uncovering hidden opportunities to reduce consumption and associated costs.
Across many industries including the it industry CIO is the default choice to lead the corporate sustainability initiatives . With a recovering economy, budget cuts,rising enregy costs it is quite evident that efficent functioning is required and cost has to be kept minimum . A CIO should be in tune with every deparment in his company and should try to understand and try to make business process of the organazation more optimized . He or she should decided whether the current technology implemented is good or bad or can be made more productive . if right choices are made it would result in a significant cost savings to the corporation .
Sustainability of a company may vary depending on the choices made . use of less power hungry servers and better optimization of space can do wonders . using of netbooks or simple laptops instead of desktops could also reduce power consumption . better video conferencing technology would reduce need for long distance travels . overall CIO is the key to sustainability of a company .