It certainly is not unusual for businesses to move in the direction of “green” technologies, not just because they are better for the environment, but also because they are simply better for operations. Let’s go over some of the technologies your small business can implement to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by green technology.
Remote work—largely due to necessity—has become quite popular in recent years, and it coincidentally was great for the environment due to fewer vehicles being on the road, emitting particles and pollutants into the air. You can keep a good thing going by allowing for more remote work at your organization.
In a less direct impact on the environment, unified communications provides certain unique benefits that could be considered green. Not only do unified communications translate to greater profitability and better budget management, but it also works well with Bring Your Own Device policies. The reasoning for this is that they can be installed on any device with relative ease, and since you’re not purchasing new hardware for your employees, you’re eliminating the need to potentially replace hardware. In doing so, you’re enabling remote work practices while also decreasing the odds of your old devices finding their way to a landfill. You’re also cutting down on paper consumption in favor of more digital alternatives.
If you want to cut down on energy consumption in the office, the Internet of Things provides many devices that help you monitor and control utilities like your HVAC system or office lighting. By using these devices, you are opening up opportunities to control your environment in ways that could potentially lead to cost savings, too.
At the root of these efforts is the cloud, which allows businesses to control devices and access information from a centralized location. It’s an efficient way to access data, and with the cloud, you’re not maintaining a data center on-premises, meaning you save further by not needing to power or control the environment where this data center is located.
With the right investments in modern technology solutions, your business can thrive in an environmentally responsible way. To learn more about opportunities for your business to improve operations while remaining environmentally conscious, reach out to Ferrum Technology Services at (847) 697-3282.