how green is IT? | Using technology has become a part of daily life. Yet many people do not seem to understand the green issues that arise from the increase in computing power. When cutting energy costs and achieving efficiencies are important to both households and companies. IT departments of most large organisations spend around 5% of their total annual budgets on energy. Few have made the connection between IT efficiency and green compliance. 1] Engineers should help to ensure that energy is not wasted as a result of poor cabling and poor IT cooling. 2] Redundant equipment can be recycled as effectively as possible. 3] Failing to switch-off is not only a problem in offices. Government estimates say that about four power stations-worth of electricity is wasted each year by devices being left on standby in homes across the UK.


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