60% of IT managers expected to reduce power consumption within 12 months

IT managers are increasingly being asked to reduce the power consumption of their IT infrastructures.

IT managers are increasingly being asked to reduce the power consumption of their IT infrastructures.

An independent survey of IT managers commissioned by archiving supplier Plasmon said 34% of managers had already reduced their power consumption.

In addition, 26% said they expected to be given the task to reduce power within 12 months. Overall, 86% of respondents expected to be responsible for reducing power consumption in their IT infrastructure within three years.

Financial services lead the way in decreasing power consumption, with 47% of respondents already working to reduce IT power.

The protection of the environment was the biggest motive for financial services firms, and a limited amount of power being available was the main reason for 20% in this sector.

By contrast, 68% of manufacturers claimed cost reduction as the most significant motive.




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