Executive Briefings

For IT, It's Not Easy Going Green

When it comes to creating environmentally friendly data centers, there's a lot of talk, but not much action. Surveys show that IT managers would like to "green up" their data centers, but not many are actually doing it.
What's going on? It's not often that companies get the chance to save money and the planet at the same time, so why isn't everyone jumping on the green bandwagon?
Well, as with most things in life, it's not that simple. For instance, IT management has to meet the business's ever-increasing technology demands, while simultaneously trying to keep costs and energy consumption down. Not an enviable position to be in.
Source: Baseline, http://www.baselinemag.com

When it comes to creating environmentally friendly data centers, there's a lot of talk, but not much action. Surveys show that IT managers would like to "green up" their data centers, but not many are actually doing it.
What's going on? It's not often that companies get the chance to save money and the planet at the same time, so why isn't everyone jumping on the green bandwagon?
Well, as with most things in life, it's not that simple. For instance, IT management has to meet the business's ever-increasing technology demands, while simultaneously trying to keep costs and energy consumption down. Not an enviable position to be in.
Source: Baseline, http://www.baselinemag.com