World Environment Day is an opportunity to put IT teams at the forefront of cutting company energy consumption, says Rajesh Ganesan, President at ManageEngine.
“Given our growing reliance on digital channels to work, play and live and the staggering rise of technologies such as AI, we need to spend World Environment Day focusing on how to reduce the environmental impact of these activities,” Ganesan said.
Stressing that this didn’t risk IT teams being overwhelmed, Ganesan outlined ‘small steps’ that could be considered to cut consumption – citing the example of setting up power management policies that automatically put devices in sleep mode or shut them down.
“For every 1,000 computers, 30-50 watts of power are typically consumed per screen.
“If left switched on overnight and on weekends (which is about 128 hours), this would consume approximately 25kWh per month per screen.
“Applying power management across an organization’s endpoints is also cost-effective. According to a study, turning off 1,000 computers annually when they’re not in use can save up to US$30,000,” he said.Click below to share this article