I make no apologies for having picked these statistics up from a variety of locations.
Much is talked about “Green IT” and how it can change the economy, but what re the findings? Please note that these views do not necessarily represent my own views.
♣ 32% of IT Leaders say they have a “Green IT” program in place already
♣ 60% the amount of consolidation possible by virtualization (according to Microsoft)
♣ 72% The average amount of energy that comes from coal, oil, and natural gas
♣ 75% The energy efficiency rating for PCs (compared to 30% for gas/petrol cars)
♣ 80% of CIOs do not see the corporate energy bill
♣ 90% of organisations have made efforts to reduce their environmental footprint
♣ 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched Energy Star
♣ $7,800 the average annual cost of owning and operating a car
(individual saving, according to the CAA)
♣ $38,271 the energy saved when virtualizing 100 servers
♣ $68,000,000 the amount Sun saved in real estate costs in 2007 by home working (sorry for these people now Oracle rules the roost).
According to Jetson Green “Non-Green Will Not Survive” when it comes to buildings. The same has been said of both business and IT. Ultimately this may be right, but right now it is possible that something non-green will save a corporation, surely that is important.
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