Intellect has announced it will conduct a study with the University of Warwick to help businesses users go green.
John Higgins, Director General of Intellect, said there are four main areas where businesses need education when buying ICT equipment:
1-How much does the UK IT industry contribute to carbon emissions?
2-What practical steps can IT managers take to become green?
3-What green criteria does an IT manager specify in a RFP when buying equipment?
4-How do you break the psychology of the upgrade cycle?
The last one is the most interesting for the ICT industry to consider. Maybe part of going green isn’t specifying energy efficiency in products but making sure the ICT equipment you buy lasts longer with the applications you want to use five years down the line.