A Better Way Forward for the IT Industry and All of its Stakeholders

Tomás O'Leary 04.30.2024


“Businesses need to transform… be skeptical of business as usual. There needs to be a movement. There has to be a better way. Crew consciousness is the shift we need.” –  Tomás O’Leary, CEO and Founder, Origina   By forcing customers to migrate to the cloud or risk losing support and security updates, tech vendors […]


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Oregon Reduces eWaste with Right-to-Repair Bill

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 04.07.2024


Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed into law the newest and toughest right-to-repair act in the U.S. This is the fourth such state law in the country, and it goes even further than California’s, in particular by resisting Apple’s lobbying to ban the use of “parts pairing” to hinder independent repair services.   Parts pairing is […]


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It IS Happening Faster Than Projected

David Houle - Futurist 06.05.2023


One of the truest statements about our climate crisis, and an attempt  at humor amidst crisis, is:   No one has ever attended a Climate Change conference and returned to say, “Wow!  Global warming is happening slower than expected.”   The painful truth is that global warming and our resultant climate crisis is happening faster […]


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UK Startup ENSO Tire Reinvents the Wheel

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.29.2023


We are at the beginning of a sea change in product design and manufacturing that can lead us to a circular zero carbon economy. Massive opportunities abound and ENSO CEO Gunnlaugur Erlendsson has a first mover advantage.   When tires make contact with the road, tiny particles are worn away by friction. Two billion tires […]


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The Right to Repair is Long Past Due

David Houle - Futurist 05.15.2023


Every person reading this column lives in a consumer economy. A consumer economy is a linear process of extract/produce/distribute/sell/buy/discard. We live in a world where waste has been planned into the equation. There is no waste in nature. Waste is a design flaw unique to humanity.     A consumer economy not only promotes consumption, […]


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