According to BJSS, green software development is an approach to software engineering that prioritises energy-efficient patterns and processes throughout the delivery lifecycle. This approach holds great promise for enterprises looking to reduce their carbon emissions and costs associated with expensive and inefficient legacy technology and processes. However, BJSS reveals that despite the clear benefits, the approach remains on the sidelines, with many organizations opting for greater developer productivity and velocity – at odds with efficiency. Because of this, greenhouse gas emissions from software are increasing, with the ICT industry set to reach a 14% share of global emissions by 2040, according to BJSS’ insights. Furthermore, the currently popular approaches to software delivery don’t always offer the best sustainable outcomes.
BJSS advises that to become more sustainable as a business, now is the time to embrace green software development.
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