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Top 12 green IT products

Our survey of nearly 100 enterprises reveals the most popular ways to cut energy costs, promote efficiency and embrace 'green' practices and policies

  • Performance-per-watt is the new metric when it comes to buying servers
  • VMware is runaway favourite
  • Always-on servers aren't always a good idea
  • Servers aren't the only physical devices in the data centre than can benefit from green technologies
  • Automated tools can save companies big bucks
  • Flat-screen monitors
  • Sure-fire energy saver blocks hot air from moving back into front of server rack
  • This is your data centre on CRAC
  • Real-time monitoring is the key to an efficient data centre
  • Telepresence, video collaboration and videoconferencing save on travel costs
  • E-waste and IT asset recycling policies are a challenge
  • Saving trees moves beyond just efficient printing
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Telepresence, video collaboration and videoconferencing save on travel costs

Any time you can get employees to avoid the friendly skies, you save money undefined and reduce carbon emissions. According to Nemertes Research, 82% of companies are using room-based videoconferencing, but only 30% are allowing desktop video. And full telepresence is only deployed in 21% of organizations. But any form of video collaboration is a green strategy that offers quick payback.

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