The majority of IT managers are under growing pressure to reduce their carbon footprints with 61% feeling pressure to cut down on their energy usage and 60% planning to reduce their carbon footprint within the next 18 months, finds a survey by Zycko.
Environmental legislation, consumer pressure and the credit crunch are all contributing to an imminent explosion in the demand for products and services that assist the greening of IT, predicts UK compliance specialist IT Governance.
Hants-based Midex, a specialist in the processing and reuse of end of life IT and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic) goods, has completed a project for Central Telecom, collecting supplies of redundant telephone equipment and accessories from its offices in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.
A study of over 3,500 dedicated servers by European hosting company Amenworld.com has found that on average servers needlessly use 1000 kWh of energy, producing an excess of 632Kg of CO2 per server per year.
This is the equivalent of 2643 jumbo jets each carrying 423 passengers flying to India and back, or one person making over a million return trips to India in a year.
Productisation and specialisation are a blazing contradiction in terms but paradoxically their coexistence could be the key to unlocking sales in the future, according to delegates who took part in a round table debate hosted by Comms Dealer and supported by Entanet.