Sustainable technology: An urgent need

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Sustainable technology: An urgent need

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Technology both improves and harms environmental sustainability. It’s is a double edged sword. While emerging technologies such as Al, loT, AR/ VR and others are being used to help achieve sustainability goals, these technologies when put into mainstream adoption will leave a hefty environmental footprint.

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What’s inside

  1. The urgent need for sustainable technology
  2. A framework for sustainable technology in datacenters
  3. Implementing our sustainable technology framework
  4. Sustainable technology maturity model
  5. Bringing it all together

The urgent need for sustainable technology

If we continue on our current trajectory, datacenters will leave a huge footprint on our planet. Data centers contribution to Co2 Emissions will go up 12X by 2030 and their consumption of water will go up 17X in the same time. Needless to say, they will be huge contributors to E-waste in landfills.

A framework for sustainable technology in data centers

We have developed a framework based on the IT lifecycle consisting of a stack of building blocks. We believe this framework will help facilitate a comprehensive and structured implementation of a Sustainability strategy within the data center.It is quite intuitive and easy to identify potential actions that can be taken and what their impact would be. Download Complete Research

Implementing our sustainable technology framework

As organizations move with sustainable strategies, we highlight key insights that will help drive these strategies. We also identify metrics that can be used to measure progress.

The maturity model

We have painstakingly built a 5-level maturity model that can be used as a guideline to assess where the organization stands. We also give insights on what would be required to move to the next level.

Bringing it all together

We finally put this all together to see how organizations should approach their Sustainability journey.

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Author@lab45: Hussain S Nayak, Sujay Shivram, Chandan Jha
Author@Wipro: Susan Kenniston

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Should govt issued IDs be decentralized?

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Should govt issued IDs be decentralized?

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Foundational for identity verification and rights access, government-issued IDs face breaches and inefficiency within centralized systems. Enter Decentralized Identity solutions, redistributing verification control to individuals. But is it applicable for equally for all government services?

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  1. Decentralized vs Centralized ID for governments
  2. Identity credential issuing process today
  3. Suitability of government functions to Decentralized Identity
  4. Long term outcomes

Decentralized vs Centralized ID for governments

Decentralization of government-issued IDs is a complex issue with potential benefits and drawbacks. Whether government issued Ids should be decentralized or not depends on various factors that we delineate. Any decision on decentralization should be carefully considered and implemented with caution to ensure that they do not breach security or undermine the government’s programs. Download Complete Research

Identity credential issuing process today

Govt Identity Credential Issuing Process
Govt Identity Credential Issuing Process

We detail out the current Issuing process typically followed by governments today and identify several challenges and issues that face it today. This includes Ids like the Passport, Licenses, Voter cards and Social security cards. All of them are critical and everyone can do with an easier and more fool proof process for the same.

Suitability of government functions to decentralization

We evaluate the different government functions such as Education, healthcare, elections, security, taxation, etc and analyze which of these would be most suitable to be decentralized. We map them on a matrix of Complexity & Coordination and the Need for scrutiny to give us an easy framework for assessment. Download Complete Research

Long term outcomes

We end by considering the long term onjectives and intended outcomes of such an exercise.We feel that Decentralized Identity solutions can rebuild trust in public institutions by empowering residents with data control.

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Author@lab45: Sujay Shivram, Abhigyan Malik

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Web3 & Crypto tokens

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Discover the revolutionary world of Web3 in this compelling paper, where we delve into its fundamental building blocks and crypto tokens that underpin this decentralized paradigm shift. Explore the exciting enterprise use-cases harnessing the true potential of Web3 technology, revolutionizing industries and unlocking unprecedented opportunities.

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  1. Web3 and it’s building blocks
  2. The Web3 adoption
  3. The role of the enterprise in Web3
    a) Business models around Web3 and major players
  4. Regulatory and technology risks

Web3 and it’s building blocks

Foundation Blocks Of Web

Web3 represents a decentralized web powered by blockchain, enabling decentralized participatory communities. It promotes user control over data, governance, and transactions. The transition from Web2 to Web3 encompasses decentralization of user data and content, finance and currency systems, and immersive user experiences. Web3 leverages crypto tokens, digital assets issued on blockchains, and utilizes smart contracts for decentralized finance. These tokens are essential for Web3 and its growth. Web3's potential lies in building digital communities, disrupting economic representation, and co-creating value within token networks. Blockchain underpins Web3, ensuring secure transactions and smart contracts. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) play a role in ownership and provenance of digital assets.

The Web3 adoption

The growth of crypto markets until 2021 was remarkable, but the web3 community remains relatively small. By November 2021, about 7 million people were using token wallets monthly. Crypto is volatile, with fundamental flaws and regulatory challenges. The complexity of web3 poses risks in regulation, technology, and security. EU, USA, and China may not fully support crypto. However, digital tokens can still find a counterculture of users valuing crypto custody and communities. Web3's potential to benefit the public is uncertain. Adoption paths vary, and tokens could disrupt traditional systems, but regulatory hurdles and fraud might impede progress. VC investments in web3 exceeded $18 billion in H1 2022, indicating significant interest and potential. Download Complete Research

The role of the enterprise in Web3

Tokens are most impactful when they unite micro-communities to create long-term value. However, many token projects remain immature and fail to generate value due to the absence of robust economies. Centralized enterprises and their brands could play a significant role in web3 by building token ecosystems around their communities, blurring the line between utility and investment. Brands can use NFTs for reinvented customer loyalty programs and create DAOs for crowdsourcing productivity. Successful token development depends on an engaged community, and brands can incentivize fans to participate actively. Notable brands like Nike and Starbucks are already exploring web3 and NFTs. Mainstream and decentralized brands are recognizing the potential of engaging with digital-native fan communities in the web3 space. Download Complete Research

Regulatory and technology risks

Web3's tokens hold enormous potential but also significant risks. Users are responsible for token custody and must secure them cryptographically. Cybercrimes can lead to substantial financial losses. Token fraud and money laundering are concerns due to anonymity. Regulatory challenges are growing, with potential impacts on tax codes and transactions.

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Author@lab45: Ankit Pandey

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