12/06/2024 11:47 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) -- Organisations with a keen interest to support Malaysia’s sustainability goals as outlined in the Industrial Master Plan 2030 and the National Energy Transition Roadmap are recommeded to commence their sustainability efforts by investing in IT infrastructure monitoring tools. 

President of ManageEngine, an information technology (IT) security, operations and service management company headquartered in India, Rajesh Ganesan said the tools could effectively monitor energy consumption in buildings, devices and cloud infrastructure. 

He said this would help them understand how much energy they are consuming and emitting, which helps in planning and validating necessary changes, such as outsourcing, adopting green-coding practices and reducing overall energy usage. 

“Organisations can then implement green practices, such as investing in renewable and solar energy, whilst ensuring that they are complying with local regulations and growing responsibly in the realm of energy transition and sustainable development. Effective governance frameworks can then guide organisations in embedding sustainability into their core operations.

“In addition, business leaders need to have a mindset shift regarding how sustainability will impact their bottom line and competitiveness in the long run, aside from focusing on short-term investments in costs and resources. Organisations need to immediately make green investments for a cleaner tomorrow,” he told Bernama recently.

Rajesh said in Malaysia’s context, the recognition of how green initiatives are critical for the country’s industry growth could be seen in the Malaysia Investment Development Authority's (MIDA) approval of 4,073 green projects worth over RM38.9 billion as of September 2023 and is expected to increase in 2024.

He said the Malaysian government’s strong commitment, partnered with support from the private sector in the areas of energy, agriculture, transportation and manufacturing, would enable the nation to achieve its net zero emissions target by 2050.

“Local businesses need to focus on integrating sustainable practices and balance technological advancements with environmental responsibility.

“By recognising that reducing Malaysia’s carbon footprint is one of the catalysts for transforming the economy on a more sustainable path, Malaysia is on the right path towards success and achieving a greener future,” he said.

On ways for organizations to build a greener future, such as focusing on operational efficiency and green upgrades Rajesh recommended conducting surveys to identify unsustainable practices, using energy-efficient applications, and investing in eco-friendly software and equipment.

“Besides that, explore renewable energy options where applicable. Some companies strategically locate near renewable energy plants, while others install solar units on-premises,” he said.

He also suggested organisations to manage data centres efficiently to reduce storage and power usage by using data centre management software to analyse performance and identify bottlenecks for optimal usage.




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