Wednesday, March 19, 2008

3 Ways To Cut IT Energy Use

According to, there are three incredibly simple ways to cut your organization's technology costs:

1) Turn computers off at night - By turning computers off when they are not in use, companies can reap big savings and lower their carbon footprint.

2) Buy energy efficient equipment - While many IT shops do recycle old equipment, it's just as important to take energy efficiency into account when buying new equipment. According to a CIO survey, currently only 32% of organizations do this.

3) Stop wasting paper - A survey by the Butler Group found that environmentally friendly printing practices can significantly reduce the amount of paper each employee wastes, sometimes by up to 400%! Educating end users about paper waste is one of the first steps a company can take.

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