We at Xellentro think that these six trends will show how sustainable IT is increasingly being taken into account by companies and organisations all around the world. Businesses can lessen their negative effects on the environment, cut expenses associated with running their operations, and create a more ethical and resilient business model for the future by using sustainable IT practices.

They are:

  1. Wider use of renewable energy sources: Solar power is expected to be the fastest-growing source of electricity generation globally over the next five years, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Falling prices for solar and wind energy technologies and growing concerns about climate change are the driving forces behind this. More companies and organisations may choose to use renewable energy sources to power their IT infrastructure in 2023, lowering their operational expenses and carbon footprint.
  2. Development of green data centres: Data centres absorb 1% or more of the world’s electricity, making them one of the greatest energy consumers in the world. Green data centres, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly more common. These facilities use energy-efficient architecture and renewable energy sources. The ratio of data centres using renewable energy sources is predicted to rise from 4% in 2018 to 17% in 2023, according to a study by the Uptime Institute. It’s possible that more companies and organisations will make investments in green data centres to lower their energy usage and carbon impact.
  3. Increased use of artificial intelligence for energy management: AI can be employed to optimise energy use in buildings, data centres, and other facilities. AI algorithms, for instance, can be used to examine patterns in energy usage and pinpoint opportunities for improvement. Markets predict that the market for AI in energy management will increase from $1.8 billion in 2020 to $8.3 billion by 2025. The adoption of AI-based energy management solutions by enterprises and organisations to lower their energy consumption and carbon impact may increase in 2023.
  4. Greater emphasis on ethical business practises and minimising environmental impact in supply networks: Companies are increasingly realising the significance of ethical business practises and minimising environmental impact in supply chains. In supply chains, sustainability performance increased by 21% between 2013 and 2019, according to a report by EcoVadis. More companies may prioritise sustainability in their supply chains in 2023, particularly their IT supply chains, in an effort to advance moral and ethical business practises across their entire organisation.
  5. Green coding: Code efficiency is already a major factor for many developers and organisations. It entails designing and developing software and apps with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. It might not, however, be a prominent trend in and of itself for 2023. As companies and organisations place more importance on sustainability in their operations, green coding is going to become more significant. In the upcoming years, it’s possible that demand for developers who can produce eco-friendly and sustainable software and applications will increase. Software frameworks and tools that aid programmers in writing more resilient code may also spread. Green coding may not be a significant trend in and of itself, but as sustainability becomes an increasingly essential factor for developers and organisations, it is likely to be one.
  6. The development of circular economy models: In a circular economy, materials are continuously used, reused, and recycled rather than being thrown away as trash. This makes it a more sustainable company model by minimising waste and lowering the need for additional resources. 94% of CEOs think the circular economy will be crucial to the future of their companies, according to a survey by Accenture. More companies may embrace circular economy approaches for their IT operations in 2023, for example by using reconditioned and recycled IT equipment.

Author: Alex Hong


  1. To learn more about Sustainable IT and Sustainability through IT , register for DevOps Asia Summit 2023 . You can refer Agenda,Track 3
  2. To become a Sustainable IT Practitioner, check out the Sustainable IT Practitioner Program (SIP) offered by Xellentro.