CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading independent IT and business consulting services firm, has launched CGI DataTwin360 to help organisations better understand and reduce the carbon footprint of their hosting platforms. CGI DataTwin360 streams real-time data, provides carbon accounting, and delivers insights for organisations to act on through a bespoke virtualised model of their hosting platforms, known as a digital twin.
According to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU, data centres account for approximately 1% - 3% of the world’s energy related demand. Understanding the carbon footprint of an organisation’s hosting platforms is a complex challenge with multiple moving parts, which creates difficulties in being able to fully comprehend emissions and energy consumption.
CGI DataTwin360 aims to simplify this by aggregating complex data sets from multiple sources: Internet of Things, sensor and system log information such as the performance of the memory, processing unit and storage. When transformed, the aggregated data generates meaningful results leading to actionable insights.
Emerging regulations such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Corporate Sustainability Reporting EU Directive (CSRD) will require large organisations to be more detailed in their sustainability reporting. Data from the platform can be provided in real-time, bringing situational awareness to the forefront of decision making and presenting the insights in both a logical 2D dashboard and 3D physical modelling formats to make the insights digestible for users.
CGI DataTwin360 users will be able to calculate carbon emissions from granular sources across hosting platforms to help implement an effective corporate net-zero strategy. The platform considers the information needs of different stakeholders to ensure a co-ordinated and cohesive approach. Informed decision making from a Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors will draw on data related to different greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) than, for example, a third-party supplier, or an infrastructure architect. Yet each role is important in addressing emissions and energy consumption reductions at both an individual and collective level.
Mattie Yeta, Chief Sustainability Officer for CGI in the UK, said: “Through close collaboration with our clients, we have been able to identify the challenges they are facing when working towards their net zero goals. CGI DataTwin360 empowers organisations to accelerate progress against net-zero by bringing together complex data sets to make them understandable and ultimately actionable.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 91,500 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI Fiscal 2022 reported revenue is $12.87 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.
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