'Not enough green pressure' on UK firms
Businesses in the UK do not feel pressurised into becoming eco-friendly, new research has suggested.
Power management software firm 1E found that the majority of British IT managers feel little pressure on them to reduce their corporate power consumption, with one third of respondents said they felt absolutely no pressure at all.
Simon Francis, vice president for energy solutions at the firm, said that the solution was to give IT teams direct ownership of corporate power bills, thereby raising the profile of sustainability issues in their department.
He added: "Given the growing focus on environmental topics, it's genuinely concerning to see that a significant proportion of IT managers from large UK organisations still aren't feeling serious pressure to minimise power consumption from their technology infrastructure."
The research found that just 23 per cent of IT managers presently have responsibility over their corporate power bills, despite nine out of ten claiming to have a thorough understanding of their employer's environmental policies.
Hardware solutions such as 1E NightWatchMan have been shown to save an average of £43 per PC each year by automatically shutting down computers when they are not in use.
Article Date: 17 March 2008
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