We all know that power consumption (electricity) is becoming a challenge for many countries. We went from computers that were shutdown over the weekend or at night to cloud services and increasingly energy-intensive habits such as Google Photos, Facebook, ChatGPT.  Are we going the right path with these cool services that we all love?

Yes - but we need greener datacenters (#ESG)45%

Yes - it's not a real issue50%

No - we should take a step back. Backups on diskettes were better!5%


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President in Software, 51 - 200 employees
You have it entirely backwards. The 1-2% of global electricity consumed by datacenters saves many times that amount by reducing wasted vehicle trips to stores, libraries, factories, universities, government offices etc. etc. etc. As the world moves online, the amount of fuel and time wasted sitting in traffic sucking diesel soot drops. Perhaps more importantly, that time can be better spent doing something other than sitting in traffic - ideally making people happier or more productive. And consider the exponential productivity gains that generative AI will bring, just as Google and Wikipedia have. This is all a massive win for humanity and the environment. The only losers are the oil companies.

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Yes - Maine did the right thing. There are too many security risks with free versions of these tools. Not enough copyright or privacy protections of data.31%

No, but.... - You must have good security and privacy policies in place for ChatGPT (and other GenAI apps). My organization has policies and meaningful ways to enforce those policies and procedures for staff.52%

No - Bans simply don't work. Even without policies, this action hurts innovation and sends the wrong message to staff and the world about our organization.12%

I'm not sure. This action by Maine makes me think. Let me get back to you in a few weeks (or months).3%


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CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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We're not planning to spend money on digital transformation in 2022.0%