Utilizing ever-advancing technology, many companies redouble their environmental efforts
Individuals and businesses alike share a concern for the environment, and many corporations continually look into new methods that will bring greater benefits to their organizations and our natural ecosystem. Because of this, more businesses are adapting creative solutions that go hand in hand with revolutionary technology.
When email became mainstream, businesses saved on the amount of paper used, and now with the new apps and mobile communication devises currently available, companies are saving on transportation and gas.
One advancement that is changing the way organizations do business is Internet video conferencing. Through video conferencing, employees across the nation can collaboratively work together from remote locations, which can reduce a company’s carbon footprint. Requiring less travel by either plane or car, the carbon emissions are greatly reduced, and employers have the capability to work with talented employees who may not live in their region.
Many companies are now utilizing a unified client such as Microsoft Lync as a platform to facilitate virtual teams that can work together in real time across a variety of mobile devices.
By using technological advances, businesses can get the best of both worlds. Not only can they streamline communication, but by taking advantage of technology, they can go green as well. Only the future can tell what technological advancements are capable of.
Sources: NextUC, MIT and Montana State University