Becoming more environmentally friendly is a goal that involves almost every aspect of your business – including IT. From eco-friendly system architects to green managed IT services, resources to help reduce the environmental footprint of your information technology are becoming increasingly available.
One way businesses can make IT greener while also cutting costs is to work with a managed IT services provider. By nature, the managed IT service model helps reduce the environmental impact of technology processes. Here’s how:
Task automation and remote management. A big component of managed IT services is to automate rote tasks like security patches and software upgrades, while allowing an administrator to remotely monitor and manage servers. Not only do these practices ultimately reduce paperwork, but they also save fuel and reduce carbon emissions by cutting down the need to travel to the office.
Efficient power management. Power usage comprises a large chunk of IT’s carbon footprint. One goal of a green managed services provider (MSP) is to use energy more efficiently and power down machines when they’re not needed. To this end, some managed IT services include remote desktop management systems that allow for better power management – for example, the ability to remotely power down computers when not in use.
Maximizing hardware potential. The manufacture of computer hardware also takes an environmental toll. Unfortunately, many organizations under-utilize the hardware they already have. By streamlining in-house systems with managed IT services, businesses can reduce the need for new hardware while utilizing current infrastructure to its maximum potential.
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