Computerworld interview with Head of Nordic sales
It is clear that the technology does not keep up with the regulatory requirements. It's not just GDPR to take into account - over the last 18 months there have been several regulatory changes, all of which have major consequences. Focus must be on finding solutions that enable companies to meet regulatory requirements, but also to do so in a sustainable and secure way. Flight shame is a well-known concept in Scandinavia, but I wonder if we will soon hear about "data shame"?
Today, data centers account for approximately three per cent of the world's energy consumption and two per cent of the world's CO2 emissions, currently the same level as the aviation industry. But within five years, data centers are expected to account for as much as 15-20 percent of the world's electricity consumption. The only way to avoid a future of "data shame" ensure climate friendly data storage and management, as well as regular reporting on digital environmental footprint.
In order to avoid becoming a target for data shame, and several other pitfalls, Head of Nordic Sales, Rickard Hilmersson, recommends addressing three key areas. Read his recommendations in the Computerworld article online (in Norwegian).