Cabinet Ricard & Ringuier - France
The goal of this project is to provide a convenient and easy-to-use webmail for SOHO that automatically sorts emails in files. The website has been conceived with greenIT in mind and further: respect for user attention, data privacy and data sovereignty.
- Reduction of the ecological footprint of the initial website by almost 25% thus improving user experience, decreasing the email notifications latency of 30 seconds and web page loading by 7%.
- Division of the bandwidth by 10 and ecoindex figures lowered by 20%.
- An open source library for asynchronous IMAP has been released.
Datacenters try hard to be more sustainable, but software engineers do not invest in this domain yet. For this project, software engineers have used Lean during the conception phase to reduce the ecological footprint of the initial website.
The objectives of this project were to:
- Remove polling requests.
- Remove mail fetch latency.
- Get a better score through Ecoindex tool on the homepage.
The final objective of SOHO was to allow its lawyers (users) to
- Avoid wasting time sorting their mail.
- Allow users to work together on shared files with documents and emails.
The website has been developed by a developer over two years.
The project’s team has held four conference sessions and two sessions as game meetings.
Lessons learnt :
- There is a convergence between Lean and greenIT.
- When you practice software craftmanship, you are green.
- GreenIT is an opportunity for UX, cost optimisations, and marketing.
If you want to know more about this project, the slides are here :