Green I.T. Solutions
Energy saving strategies for your IT environment
Our strategy for a cleaner future not only assists our clients in moving towards an improved carbon footprint but also towards saving money. With the price of energy and pretty much everything else needed to run a business always going up, the less resources our clients use the more money they save.
Move to Managed Services
Because of the Managed Services approach, less fuel, man power and time is needed to maintain your infrastructure. This translates to a huge saving in both energy and IT spend.
We use Automation and proactive support to accomplish this.
Move to virtualization
Virtualization allows us to reduce the amount of hardware required as virtualization uses the full resources available in hardware platforms. Using virtualization both reduces your energy requirements as well as offering our clients a more stable environment.
Move to the Cloud
The cloud has finally become a viable business solution in South Africa for some key business applications. Less Hardware onsite means reduced energy requirements for our clients.
Move to energy efficient computing
Intelligent processors use as much energy that is needed. LCD screens replacing CRT monitors, there is a huge energy saving advantage to planning your hardware purchases with energy saving tactics in mind.
Intelligent printing and the paperless environment
We have employed paperless environments in many areas our business and have successfully applied these techniques to many of our clients. Printing however is still inevitable for some areas of a South African business, intelligent printing ensures that there is no wastage of paper by not printing jobs that are not collected. Intelligent printing strategies save energy, paper and consumables and is one of the most effective Green I.T. Solutions available today.
What is E-waste
Electronic waste describes loosely discarded, surplus, obsolete, or broken electrical or electronic devices. Environmental groups claim that the informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries causes serious health and pollution problems. Some electronic scrap components, such as CRTs, contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame retardants. E-waste also describes old, end-of-life or discarded appliances using electricity. It includes computers, consumer electronics, fridges etc which have been disposed of by their original users. While there is no generally accepted definition of e-waste, often it is associated with relatively expensive and essentially durable products used for data processing, telecommunications or entertainment in private households and businesses. But the ever increasing digitalisation of products blurs such a distinction from former electrical appliance such as a kettle, a boiler or an oven; which all do or will soon contain electronic circuits and ultimately become e-waste.