Statistics unveiled by Dell Technologies in advance of Earth Day 2023 reveal that Irish businesses are increasingly turning to technology-driven innovations to both gain insights into their organisation’s environmental impact and take action to reduce their carbon footprint.
According to the Innovation Index survey of 100 businesses in Ireland, 56% of organisations are using telemetry data to achieve greater visibility of their carbon impacts.
Organisations across Ireland are also turning to emerging technologies to accelerate their journey to a net-zero future. The survey found that 64% are increasing efficiency by leveraging Edge, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to action data insights.
Amid high energy costs, a majority of Irish businesses are focused on reducing IT energy usage with 56% stating that they are taking steps to increase energy efficiency in the data centre and two-thirds reducing their overall IT carbon footprint.
Organisations are also now looking at more sustainable models of consumption as they advance sustainability. 46% are currently experimenting with how they consume technology by embracing as-a-Service models and on-demand IT services.
“At Dell Technologies, we believe that innovation should go hand-in-hand with environmental sustainability,” says Ronan Carey, Director, Dell Technologies Ireland. “Our latest survey reveals that it is a belief shared by businesses and organisations across Ireland. Many are now turning to technology to advance their ESG agenda and achieve their climate goals.
By upgrading to Dell’s PowerEdge servers, for example, University College Cork has been able to reduce power usage by over 50% and greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 70%. From using data to monitor emissions to harnessing AI and the Edge to become more energy efficient, we’re seeing advancements in sustainable innovation. This Earth Day and every day, it’s important that we all work together to accelerate progress and put technology to work to protect our planet.”