Technology Record - Issue 26: Autumn 2022

“For many organisations, reaching that critical combination of operational efficiency, sustainability and cost savings can seem difficult. Gamma’s vision is to empower people to work smarter, together, and we believe that when it comes to sustainability, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions are ideal to drive smart and environmentally conscious working. By enabling voice capabilities – powered by the cloud – within Microsoft Teams, businesses can limit the need for face-to-face meetings and empower staff to work from anywhere in the world – not only reducing travelling expenses, but also their carbon footprint. UCaaS solutions also don't require additional hardware, therefore reducing electricity consumption as well as costs and complexity.” Sarah Kirton Group Sustainability Director, Gamma “Meeting sustainability goals is fast becoming a core tenet for industrial manufacturing companies and involves recording operational energy usage. Since this data is often required for reporting to government energy reduction programmes and is key for investors, the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability was born. As a Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability launch partner, ICONICS is focused on monitoring energy usage and reporting data to the cloud to help its customers run operations at the highest sustainability levels. Integrating and connecting with Microsoft’s Sustainability Manager provides insight into carbon reduction, replacement and removal, and simplifies environmental, social and governance reporting.” “Facing the realities of climate change as well as pressure from tenants, investors and regulators, building owners must find practical ways to make their properties healthier and more sustainable. OpenBlue is the market leading suite of connected solutions, backed by the complete Johnson Controls portfolio of extensive buildings expertise and powered by the secure and scalable Microsoft cloud. In particular, OpenBlue Enterprise Manager enables building owners and operators to efficiently gather data from a mix of building systems and assets, securely move that data to the cloud, apply advanced analytics to generate actionable insights, and choose from a variety of applications to unlock key outcomes and capabilities.” Kyle Reissner Director, Project Management, ICONICS Ben Brown Senior Director, Microsoft Digital Partner Ecosystem, Johnson Controls 61 COV E R S TOR Y