Why the public sector should be the standard bearer for overhauled technology

As the technology industry evolves rapidly, the demand for new products continues to grow. Microsoft’s announcement that they will no longer support Windows 10 from October 2025 has made customers and businesses aware that they may need to upgrade their business laptops within a year, even if their current model is still running.

The move was recently discussed at the Re: Sustainable IT Summit in the United Arab Emirates. A spokesperson for Canalys, a global technology market analyst firm, predicted that 240 million business computers could become e-waste because of these changes. Considering that 85% of the carbon emitted by a laptop occurs at the end of production, this is a worrying figure.