One of the easiest ways for IT to impact the environment is to reduce the power consumption on the desktop and laptop computers. Reducing the costs on 1,000 machines can save about 375 tons of CO2 from entering the air per year– that is equivalent to planting 100 acres of trees. Computer Power Management is one of the critical pieces of any Green IT Strategy.
Autonomic Software’s PC Power Manager with advanced policy configuration and detailed reports cut computer power usage by 40-60%. Once the software is set up it becomes automated and requires little human intervention..
Power resources are dwindling as users are demanding more power. The only answer is conservation until a source for clean, sustainable energy is found.