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Is there a role for knowledge management in saving the planet from too much data? [Editorial]

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posted on 2023-05-11, 10:43 authored by Tom JacksonTom Jackson, Ian HodgkinsonIan Hodgkinson

From a societal perspective, the huge growth in data being generated by organisations is clearly correlated to technological advancements enabling far greater capacity for data acquisition and storage (e.g. data centres) than has ever been previously available. Data centres alone account for 3% of the global electricity supply and consume more power than the entire United Kingdom (UK), contributing 2% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions (Bawden, 2016). The ‘store it all’ approach adopted by many organisations as evidenced in the migration to the cloud, for instance, is a significant threat to the pursuit of net-zero, given that the energy sector already accounts for 35% of total global emissions (UN, 2022). [...]

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Knowledge Management Research & Practice

Volume

21

Issue

3

Pages

427-435

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Operational Research Society

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Knowledge Management Research & Practice. Thomas Jackson & Ian Richard Hodgkinson (2023) Is there a role for knowledge management in saving the planet from too much data?, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 21:3, 427-435, DOI: 10.1080/14778238.2023.2192580. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Acceptance date

2023-03-15

Publication date

2023-04-25

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

1477-8238

eISSN

1477-8246

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Ian Hodgkinson. Deposit date: 22 March 2023

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