sustainability and protect your data.
With e-waste continuing to be an issue worldwide, and global
data consumption accelerating, what is the most sustainable
option when it comes time to retire data storage devices?
The amount of data we process around the globe is staggering, and each
virtual bit requires physical resources: chips, drives, smart devices, laptops,
servers, and more.
Even before the COVID-sparked acceleration to cloud,
ComputerWorld predicted that data centres could generate
3.2 percent of the total worldwide carbon emissions by 2025 and use at least a fifth of the world’s electricity.
By 2030, we could experience a deluge of Internet of
Things (IoT) devices—around 50 billion of them. This IoT
increase affects data processing, data storage, device
manufacturing, and device and battery disposal.
In 2020, pandemic-sparked changes resulted in accelerated
creation and acquisition of devices to facilitate remote work,
virtual classrooms and digital business worldwide.
Devices are shrinking in size while expanding in storage
capacity. Yet, Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 reports that as
of 2020, global e-waste is up 21 percent in five years.
Weighing Whether to Recycle or Reuse Your IT Assets?
Discover the more sustainable choice:
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