Think Green, Think Thin: Saving Money and Reducing Energy through Green Technology
You’ve heard the buzz around “green computing.” Organizations are “going green” in many areas, but specifically in IT because data centers and servers are the biggest offenders when it comes to IT inefficiency.
Many organizations today have an abundance of servers, and most of them are underutilized. Typically servers operate at 5%-20% of full processing capacity, but are still using energy. Tack on the cost it takes to run hundreds if not thousands of desktop PCs everyday and power costs alone are putting dents in already tight IT budgets everywhere.
The Benefits of a Green Environment
- Reducing Environmental Impact – Thin clients consume an average of 8-20 watts compared to a 150 watt PC, which in turn reduces carbon footprint.
- Financial Savings – Cost savings from electricity can be reinvested.
- Recycling – Because thin clients have a longer life span, there’s less computer hardware being thrown away.
More and more companies are adopting a green computing solution for their IT environment. According to IDC most companies, given their limited budget for tech refreshes and new purchases, will be putting their money where it will have the most impact: green IT.