TOP GREEN/ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY IT SERVICE PROVIDERS
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Why Companies opting for Environment Friendly or Green environment• Greening your business computing strategies is not only a smart way to enhance your brand in the eyes of customers: it can save you money in both electricity costs and equipment wear-and-tear. In fact, an overwhelming majority – 71 percent – of mid-size companies say cutting costs is their primary motivation for pursuing green IT strategies, according to research from the Aberdeen Group.• Green IT not only pays off for small- and medium-size businesses, but it does so many times over. Contd…
• “We’ve found that companies that are most mature with green IT initiatives are seeing sometimes as much as four- or five-fold more savings in those areas than peers who don’t have green IT initiatives in place,” said David Hatch, senior vice president and general manager at the Aberdeen Group.• As one Canadian CTO pointed out in a 2009 IBM study, “Rising costs of fuel and electricity furthers the business case, so even if it wasn’t a green initiative, the business case is there. So, it’s not that we’re tree huggers, but we’re interested in saving money, as well as consumption and emissions.”
DellWe help our customers minimize their environmental impact by delivering energy-efficientproducts and easy, responsible electronics recycling. We also aim to reduce environmentalimpacts throughout the sustainability life cycle. This approach means designing our products withthe environment in mind, finding more eco-friendly ways to build and ship them, and working toreduce our collective footprint.• Design: Designing with the environment in mind from the very start ensures all Dell products and services help customers reduce their impact and meet their goals. Environmental Design Follow the Eco-label• Build: Building responsibly means our operations, and those of our supply chain, are committed to operating sustainably. It’s good for business and good for the planet. Zero Waste Climate Change• Ship: From renewable packaging to smarter shipping, Dell takes an innovative, strategic approach to efficiently delivering products around the world every day. Bamboo Packaging Logistics• Recycle: Recycling is critical to helping drive sustainability, returning materials to usefulness. Around the globe, we offer easy, responsible recycling options. Business Recycling Dell Reconnect
HPWhether its being voted an environmentally responsible Green Giant by Fortune Magazine, recycling theEquivalent of 600 jumbo jet airliners in 2006 alone or designing energy-efficient, environmentally soundproducts, services and operations, HP is committed to reducing our environmental impact.Its a big responsibility for one of the worlds largest IT companies. Learn how HP takes it on.Protect the earth Start with the old equipment, tucked away in your storage closet. It may be past its prime, but it may not be not past its worth. HP makes it easier to trade-in, recycle, reuse or donate your end-of-life IT assets. – Over 164 million pounds recycled in 2006: – HP on track to surpass its goal of recycling 1 billion cumulative pounds (455 million kilograms) by the end of this year. – Environmental sustainability — HPs commitment: AXA Award goes to HP for corporate sustainabilityControl energy costs Youve heard of ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerators? How about an ENERGY STAR® rated PC? HPs got the industrys first, along with smart ways to put the cool on energy costs from the den to the desktop and datacenter. Decreasing greenhouse emissions: HP joins World Wildlife Fund-US in conservation initiatives ENERGY STAR® qualified HP products: – HP computers – HP monitors – HP televisions – HP printing and imaging products
IntelIntel was named the No. 1 user of renewable energy inthe U.S.—buying nearly 2.8 billion kilowatt hours of greenpower, constituting 89% of our energy use. That’s morethan double the next largest tech user, Microsoft, with1.2 billion kW hours.“Intel is inching closer toward the goal of covering 100 percent of its corporate power use,”Intel buys electricity from small hydroelectric sources,solar energy providers, bio-gas companies, and wind-energy firms.
LenovoOur entire product portfolio contains more recycled plastics than comparable computingdevices. ThinkPad L Series notebooks contain 85% recycled plastic content and ThinkVision®L2251x wide monitors combine 65% post-consumer recycled plastic with 20% post-industrialcontent. We’ve also optimized our packaging process and carved out 2 kgs of packaging materialfrom each PC shipment. In addition, by bulk shipping our products to you, we minimize wastepackaging at your site.Lenovo products have earned the ENERGY STAR ® 5.0 rating: That means you can expect to cutyour computing energy bill by as much as 60%.Cradle-to-Grave Concern for the Environment:We’ve created a suite of tools to help you minimize your computing energy consumption – withoutsacrificing performance.Consider the energy and cost savings you can achieve by: – Using Lenovo’s Power Manager to centrally control computing energy consumption campus-wide. You could cut energy use by as much as 69% on every desktop, every year. – Lowering LCD brightness during start up, shut down, log off, screen lock and screensaver modes to extend battery life. – Remotely deploying global power schemes and settings to boost energy-savings across campuses. – Matching processor and fan speeds to ambient noise levels via Active Thermal Management.
CISCOSmart information technology (IT) practices can reduce the environmental impact of conductingbusiness, and help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) reduce expenses. With employeeawareness and participation, even the busiest SMB can adopt simple "green" strategies that requirelittle to no additional equipment or labor expenditures. Consider these environ-friendly IT strategies:• Turn It Off: Reducing electricity consumption can help your business save money and the environment• Consolidate: – Converge multiple networks into a single infrastructure to reduce the number of devices – Deploy wireless networks to facilitate more flexible work environments and reduce cabling and power requirements• Shop "Green“:Purchase IT products that perform several functions instead of one. They are easier to manage, cost less, and use less power than multiple single-purpose devices• Throttle Back Employee Transport: – Encourage secure telecommuting by implementing VPN-based solutions. – Perform training, sales presentations, project collaboration, and other group activities by using telepresence technology• Dont Throw It Away: Dispose of e-waste at government-certified facilities that are licensed for both hazardous waste disposal and recycling; – E-waste is a sinister problem: loaded with toxic metals and organic chemicals that contaminate soil, water, and air.
SONYSony sees global environmental conservation as one of the most critical issues for humankind in the 21stcentury. Sony, as a good corporate citizen, works aggressively to conserve the environment and create asustainable society. Procurement of Parts and Materials Used in Sony ProductsSony designates suppliers that cooperate in the production of environmentally sensitive products as GreenPartners. Sony established the "Sony Green Partner Standards" in 2001 with the aim of encouraging suppliersto introduce Green Partner environmental management systems.In 2002, Sony established a set of "Management regulations for environment-related substances to becontrolled which are included in parts and materials." Environment-related substances to be immediatelybanned or reduced were identified, as well as their applications. To make sure that suppliers observe theseregulations, the "Green Partner Environmental Quality Approval Program" was prepared.From April 2003, Sony procures parts and materials for its products solely from suppliers that have qualified asGreen Partners. This qualification is one requirement for suppliers wishing to both start and continue doingbusiness with Sony. Suppliers must renew their Green Partner approval every two years.Procurement of Office Products and Other suppliesWhen procuring office products and other supplies, Sony places priority on selecting green products ("eco"Mark products). Sony Group uses a regionally unified procurement system for office products and othersupplies. The system provides a catalog containing a considerable number of recommended items to be usedby Sony companies. As of September 2006, the catalog distributed in Japan lists approximately 8,200 itemsbearing the "eco" mark, serving as an effective tool in speeding up the procurement of green products.
SAMSUNGThe environmental impact of new technology shouldnt be an afterthought. At Samsung, we believe ourproducts should respect the planet from the moment theyre conceived to when theyre in use, andbeyond.ProtectWell before a Samsung product enters your home or office, we use the “Planet First” approach, whichconsiders a product‘s imprint on the environment and encourages eco-friendly design that respects theplanet. The end result is products that aren‘t just better for the earth but also save you money in thelong run. ConserveAs you use any product over the years, the electric bills and energy footprint start to add up. We lookfor every opportunity to reduce the impact of owning and using a Samsung product, and dedicateourselves to making the most energy-efficient products available.RenewWe love the newest technology as much as you do, and when you‘re ready to upgrade to the latest andgreatest, it usually means disposing of the old products. In order to reduce the amount of personalelectronics that end up in the waste stream, we built the most comprehensive national recyclingprogram in the electronics industry.
Microsoft• Going Carbon Neutral:Microsoft is instituting a companywide commitment to achieve carbon neutrality beginning in fiscal year 2013.The foundation of our new commitment is an internal carbon fee, which will place a price on carbon based oncurrent market pricing for a portfolio of renewable energy and carbon offset projects.• Making cities energy-smart:More than half the worlds people call cities home. And that figure is projected to grow in the coming years. Assuch, Microsoft is working to ensure cities adopt cloud computing and data management technologies that willaddress environmental challenges and help us achieve sustainability.• Work to enable environmental sustainability:We work with technology partners, government agencies, nonprofits, policymakers and researchers tounderstand, measure, develop and deliver IT solutions that address environmental challenges.• Cloud address environmental challenges:When organizations move business applications to the cloud, they reduce energy use and their carbonfootprints per user by at least 30 percent. For small businesses the result can be even more dramatic, withpotential carbon savings of up to 90 percent per user.• Takes Hardware recycle responsibly:Whether your Microsoft hardware is ready to be recycled, or it has still got some life left and can be donated,we make it easy for you to find a local recycling program, charity or school in need.
IBMIBM solutions can help customers reduce costs andsystemically minimize energy, water, carbonemissions and waste. IBM is helping customers tobecome more energy efficient, implement newways to source, manufacture and distribute goodsand services in a more sustainable manner, enablesafe and renewable sources of energy and manageresources at a macro level, transforming entireindustries. IBM takes a holistic approach to ourplanets challenges that combines our innovativetechnology, deep business insight, and industryexpertise. Together, we can enhance thesustainability of business-and our planet.
GOOGLEGoogle is creating a better web thats better for theenvironment. We’re greening our company by usingresources efficiently and supporting renewablepower. That means when you use Google products,you’re being better to the environment. – Invested around $915 million in renewable energy. – Google data centre use 50% less energy then typical data center. – Environmental impact of a business using Gmail is up to 80 times smaller.
In order to support Green Environment what we can do is….• Turning your computer off when we are not using it .• A top-of-the-line, brand-new efficient computer always uses less energy than an old one is not enough Sleeping, hibernating & switching off is always important.• Screen Saver on a monitor actually consumes more energy avoid it.• Active computers generate significant amounts of waste heat. which means if you’re leaving all your office PCs on overnight, you could also end up paying more in cooling costs.• Laptops are more energy-efficient than a comparable desktop.• Before buying a Desktop/Laptop do see its Energy Star Rating• Some Study says use Cloud computing means green computing• Recycling old computers is the best way to save energy
References• Web links of all companies mentioned above• Wikipedia