03 April 2008
Four out of five companies have failed to adopt a formal green IT policy, despite insisting that they take the issue of sustainability seriously, a new report has found.
Passing the Green IT Buck, a new report from Bell Micro, reveals that just half of IT decision makers believed that the drive for green IT initiatives came from the CEO.
Just seven per cent have assigned a specialist project team to drive green changes in the business - in SMEs, the figure falls to two per cent.
Now must be the time to take a proactive approach to reducing the levels of power consumption and hardware wastage, said Antony Young, director, services, security and networking divisions at Bell Micro.
"It's not purely to reduce financial expenditure but also because enforcing green policies is being increasingly seen as the right ethical response," he said.
"It is disconcerting that the research does not yet indicate a significant level of action."