IT Management Slideshow: Trends in Green IT

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 06-02-2009

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67% of organizations are in the discussion or trial stages for developing a green IT strategy30% have already implemented a strategy. 86% of companies said that it is important that their IT organization implement green initiatives

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92% of organizations listed reduced energy consumption as the most important reason for implementing green IT91% listed reduced cooling costs70% listed reduced carbon emissions66% listed improved company reputation

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72% of organizations plan to increase their green IT budgets over the next 12 months

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Potential for good ROI: survey respondents reported spending between $14 million and $20 million a year on data center electricity

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91% of companies said that a product's energy efficiency would be an important factor in purchasing decisions over the next 12 months

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64% of respondents said they would pay at least 10% more for a more energy-efficient product of equivalent functionality33% said they would be willing to pay 20% more

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92% of companies feel that IT should play a very or extremely significant role in minimizing the business' environmental footprint

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81% of companies have a green advocate in charge of coordinating all green activities, most of which have an IT focus

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76% of respondents reported using power management products to reduce power by data center equipment operating at low utilization rates

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Top IT initiatives listed as ‘green':Replacing old equipment with more efficient hardware - 96%Monitoring power consumption - 94%Server consolidation - 94%Server virtualization - 93%SaaS implementation - 55%

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