So, you’ve assembled the perfect team of IT staffers. Now you just have to make sure the wonder team is working as green as possible. Here’s how:
These four proven tips can help you to “green up” your company’s tech use and save some money on power bills:
- Lower consumption through freeware programs. Installing programs like Local Cooling lowers the power consumption on your Mac or PC and even lets you customize how much power you want to save. How? It assigns you a figure for how much KWh you save — and what those numbers mean in terms of trees.
- Avoid desktops. Not only are these stationary computers more cumbersome, they’re greater power drains. Switching to a laptop can cut up to 75% of the power you consume.
- Don’t buy ’em if you don’t need ’em. Another option? Multi-Purpose Network Attached Storage (NAS) products are low cost, low power and can work great as a substitute for a server.
- Recycle, recycle, recycle. Instead of turning waste paper into trash, there are plenty of companies that will help you recycle. Your local papers and directories should be chock full of green companies that can help.