Greener technology boosts efficacy and saves capital

Chris Docherty, Regional Manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, ISG, Middle East

The world is facing significant challenges and our future is not clear. Healthcare, education, the environment, and the global economy have been challenged in unprecedented ways. For doctors, teachers, scientists, and business leaders to tackle these issues, their success increasingly depends on a second group, the Information Technology, IT, Leaders.

Lenovo’s solutions have been designed for these deployment scenarios, with features such as end-to-end data management that is architected and implemented for requirements from the edge to core, to the cloud; encrypted data protection and protection of data at motion, at rest, and in the cloud; integration with leading public cloud platforms and enterprise applications and workloads, and intelligence and automation to ease implementation, and support for embedded analytics for future-proofed data management, delivering superior long-term economic and operational value to the organisation.

Organisations have data management strategies and infrastructure with scalability to grow and adapt as business priorities change

Organisations do not necessarily need to restructure themselves, but they do need to prepare themselves and their people to take advantage of technologies and data. Lenovo believes it is time for businesses to become data-centred and to capitalise on the growing data economy.

Businesses must be data-centred to capitalise on the growing data economy

In this new economy, all businesses are data businesses, and every employee works in a data ecosystem. A data strategy, focusing on skills, literacy, and analysis, therefore, needs to be put at the heart of your organisation to reap the value of transformative technologies while protecting what really drives competitive advantage, your people.

Every business will have its own unique circumstances that will influence its digital transformation agenda and the technologies that it chooses to prioritise. There are some factors that are consistent across most organisations, such as the need to stay competitive, securing data, and managing growing volumes of data in a way that allows companies to use that data to create value.

What matters most is that organisations have underlying data management strategies and infrastructure that are designed with the flexibility to meet the demands of changeable and complex requirements, with scalability to grow and adapt as business priorities change.

Lenovo’s global research study, The Future of Work and Digital Transformation, shows that many companies of all sizes face a range of concerns due to having switched to a distributed workforce, working from office and home. Managing data security and privacy policies was the top challenge faced by IT leaders in the Future of Work study, followed closely by concerns about cybersecurity.

Maintaining control of IT solutions, sourcing digital resources to support employees are crucial for a resilient enterprise

Overall, greener technologies have been seen to significantly improve efficiency and save money. Consumers respond positively to environmentally conscious companies and are willing to pay a premium to support greener brands.

As such, it is crucial for companies to calculate carbon footprints and develop Environmental, Social and Governance, ESG, programmes to provide smarter technology that builds a more sustainable future for customers, communities, and the planet.

Chris Docherty, Regional Manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, ISG, Middle East
Chris Docherty, Regional Manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group,
ISG, Middle East.

Companies calculate carbon footprints, develop ESG programmes and provide smarter technology for a sustainable future for customers and communities.