The Green ICT ecosystem, promoting sustainable ICT services, products and processes in organisations, began operations in Finland on 1 June 2022. The professional network is open to anyone developing or purchasing ICT services.
Data protection is a competitive advantage for small- and medium-sized companies. The English version will be published in the autumn of 2022.
The EU and UK are promoting a European approach for digitalisation together
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In total, various ICT solutions are responsible for between 4 and 10 per cent of the global annual electricity consumption, and three to five per cent of global greenhouse emissions. With the right actions, however, the carbon footprint of a single ICT service can be reduced by up to 90 per cent. The Finnish Information Society Development Centre (TIEKE), the Finnish Information Processing Association (TIVIA) and LUT University have launched a two-year Green ICT project funded by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, in which we accelerate carbon neutral digital services and procurement of businesses and the public sector in the Helsinki-Uusimaa region of Finland.
Our project builds a data model where delivery drivers can access additional information on their destinations not apparent from a street address. When drivers know beforehand about roadworks, detours, dimensions of narrow gates or separate delivery entrances, deliveries become smoother and more cost-effective.
Our GDPR2DSM project has identified data protection needs of SMEs and the challenges they have encountered. The size of the company greatly influences perceptions of data protection requirements.
The Ministry of Finance has chosen TIEKE as a partner in a government programme project to set national policies for the development of programming interfaces.
This pandemic project has enhanced the digital skills and processes of over a hundred hospitality businesses in Finland.
GDPR2DSM, the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman and TIEKE joint project starting in November, will provide micro enterprises and SMEs with information and tools to help ensure effective data protection. Data protection builds trust in the operations of businesses and can bring new international business opportunities.
Alongside technological innovations, we need a strong vision on how to utilise developed technology in a manner in line with our shared values.
Artificial intelligence, data and high-speed networks are needed for making the circular economy a reality, for carbon balance monitoring, for the implementation of low-emission transport, work and housing, and for supporting climate action by citizens. At the same time, however, the environmental load of digitalisation must be reduced.
To make our way of life more environmentally friendly, we need accurate and intuitive data. The K Group uses data to help customers make responsible choices.
The world’s data centres generate as much CO2 as air traffic. Transferring waste heat to the district heating network is a partial solution – many other measures are also needed.
Having worked in the field of administration for the Ministry of Transport and Communications since 2016, Noora Lähde is the right person to open up benefits of TIEKE membership for the organisation that sets society’s ground rules.