Across many industries including the it industry CIO is the default choice to lead the corporate sustainability initiatives . With a recovering economy, budget cuts,rising enregy costs it is quite evident that efficent functioning is required and cost has to be kept minimum . A CIO should be in tune with every deparment in his company and should try to understand and try to make business process of the organazation more optimized . He or she should decided whether the current technology implemented is good or bad or can be made more productive . if right choices are made it would result in a significant cost savings to the corporation .
Sustainability of a company may vary depending on the choices made . use of less power hungry servers and better optimization of space can do wonders . using of netbooks or simple laptops instead of desktops could also reduce power consumption . better video conferencing technology would reduce need for long distance travels . overall CIO is the key to sustainability of a company .