Clear scope for cost savings and improved energy efficient behaviour amongst
However, due to a lack of ‘joined-up’ thinking between IT and utility purchasing departments, the company says that few SMEs are realising these benefits.
The research found that a so called ‘silo mentality’ has resulted in half of the sample admitting to their departments not liaising over budgets. Moreover, only 30% have a green policy to reduce carbon emissions and only 27% enforce automatic shut down of PCs at night yet almost all firms say that IT should play a role in reducing carbon emissions.
Only 20% of IT professionals link power costs to IT budgets, yet electricity costs are far higher in the long run than the purchase of a PC or server and for 80% of respondents proving ROI on IT purchases is important.