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7 reasons why you need green it


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7 reasons why you need green it

  1. 1. ©2011 by EliNext Group 7 Reasons Why You Need Green ITGreen IT refers to the study and practice of using computers and ITresources efficiently and effectively with minimal, no impact oreven positive on the environment. The main purposes of Green ITare to reduce the use of hazardous materials, maximize energy-efficiency during the products lifetime and encourage properrecycling habits. I think Green IT is becoming a sustainable trendfor various companies and organizations in the softwaredevelopment industry. Why? Here are seven reasons:
  2. 2. ©2011 by EliNext Group1. It saves a lot of money: We in the software developmentindustry work with PCs the whole day. Also, a PC powermanagement software can help you save $20-60 dollars per PC peryear. It can mean millions of dollars for large companies. For manyorganizations, this can mean a 5-15 percent reduction in overallorganization-wide energy consumption.2. It saves our next generations: Fifteen PCs can generate as muchcarbon emissions as a mid-size car each year. For large companies,a huge amount of carbon footprint is emitted every year and causesa lot of damage to the environment. Implementing an effective PCpower management program in your enterprise is the best way tosave the environment, save planet and protect our next generations.3. Everything dies quickly: The technology refresh cycle is fast,these devices quickly become obsolete, and we dispose of olddevices and replace them with new ones. Where do disposeddevices go? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimatesthat only 18 percent of electronic waste was collected for recyclingin 2007 while 82 percent, or 1.84 million tons, was disposed of,primarily, in landfills. Therefore, it would be great to createcomputers or other electronic devices with more environmentally-friendly and recyclable materials.4. Inspire employees: "People like to work for companies they canbe proud of, so being seen as a socially responsible organization is
  3. 3. ©2011 by EliNext Groupcertainly a factor in attracting and retaining top talent," says AlecBruce, eco-solutions champion, Hitachi Data Systems UK. Youremployees would be proud working in a company that does its partfor the environment. Moreover, they will be happier when realizethat they can save environment themself, by usingenvironmentally-friendly products in your organization.5. Attract and retain customer: According to the report fromVerdiem’s current customers, enterprises can cut PC carbonemission by as much as 440 pounds per year per PC. For largeenterprises and even software development companies, this canliterally mean savings in thousands of tons of carbon each year,simply by managing PC power consumption. Is this an attractivething your company could do for the environment?6. The fear of energy lack: Energy consumption in data centerscomes mainly from two loads – servers and cooling. The numberof servers is increasing to meet growing demands of businesses. Asa result, data centers are increasingly becoming larger and morepower-hungry. Subodh Bapat, Suns former green guru, estimatesthat by 2020 there will be data centers that consume 50 megawattsand take up 500,000 square feet. Then power could soon become alife-or-death matter. Therefore, building energy-efficient servers,that consume less energy also throw off less heat, requiring lessenergy for cooling, is an essential need.
  4. 4. ©2011 by EliNext Group7. Reduce risk in the future: US predicts global energy demand togrow by 50% by 2030. Therefore, energy prices will riseunexpectedly. By reducing the amount of power consumption torun your business, you’ll mitigate risks from factors that well outof your control.
  5. 5. ©2011 by EliNext GroupELINEXT GROUPWebsite: http://www.elinext.comEmail: info@elinext.comBlog: http://software-topics.comFacebook: Ireland office Marina House, Adelphi Quay Waterford, Republic of Ireland Phone: +353 (51) 347 477Belarus Development Center Vietnam Development Center155b Bogdanovich St. 37A Phan Xich Long St.220040 Minsk, Belarus Ward 3, Phu Nhuan DistrictPhone: +375 (17) 237 53 65 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Phone: +84 (8) 3995 6849Suggested citation: EliNext Group.2011.“7 Reasons Why You Need Green IT” <>