Improving IT cuts power costs
On average companies can cut their power use and reduce costs by about 17% if they make sure their IT is up to date, according to a new report.
The survey found organisations are doing more to improve energy efficiency in IT compared to 2008, and as a result, are finding 'significant savings' in their energy bills.
However, CDW also found energy efficiency became less of a consideration in the IT purchase decision year-over-year.
The report goes on to say there are 'recessionary pressures' to reduce equipment costs, even at the expense of greater longer-term energy savings.
CDW vice president, Mark Gambill, said: "IT executives appear to be caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
"Under extreme budget pressure in a recessionary economy, their number one IT purchasing concern is the current cost of equipment and services, which can put a damper on efforts toward lowering total cost of operations.
"While IT executives are trying to do the right thing - buy the best technology with the right capabilities at the best price - some may sacrifice greater long-term savings from reduced energy use by downgrading the importance of energy efficiency in the purchase equation."
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