Reliable, secure data-hosting solutions are becoming increasingly important to support everyday functions across societies. Although data infrastructure such as data centers and cloud solutions are essential for storing and processing data, they are highly energy intensive and consume refrigerants and often large amounts of water for cooling. As such, they leave a large environmental footprint and contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Climate change also affects data centers.
The course is a bite-sized version of the Circular and Sustainable Public Procurement for ICTs. It sets out the systems and process requirements for ICT procurement in a way that supports the transition to circular and sustainable system solutions.