green IT

Digitalisation

Digital services / Cloud computing

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Home office, videoconferencing and streaming services are digital services that are nowadays taken for granted. But what about the environmental impact of cloud services and the critical resources which are used in servers, data storage systems and network technology? We took a closer look. read more

Digitalisation

Green IT

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Digitalisation can help to decrease the demand for energy and raw materials, but it can also add to the burden on the climate and environment. Green IT helps to steer digitalisation to a greener path so that hardware, software, data centres, networks and digital services are energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable. read more

Economy | Consumption

Software

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Software plays an important role in determining the environmental impact of ICT products. It has a measurable impact on computer-hardware energy consumption and increasing requirements can make it necessary to replace computer hardware prematurely – a phenomenon known as software obsolescence. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment