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Carbon Footprint AssessmentRichard Lanyon-Hogg gives us more information on the Carbon footprint assessment of the distributed IT Enterprise, the nature of the benefits and why it is creative and innovative.

According to Gartner (April 2007) the carbon-impact of the IT industry is as environmentally damaging as that of the aviation industry. Global power usage is growing by between 2.7% and 4.4% per annum. Addressing environmental change has crossed over into the main stream of public consciousness – it’s a hot topic.

Energy and climate change are becoming important business issues too: all organizations are now focusing on understanding the energy and carbon footprint of their IT systems.  Many just focus on the Data Centre; however, according to the UK Carbon Trust, the distributed IT infrastructure has received no attention.

Given the backdrop of legislation, increasing corporate social responsibility and rising energy prices, most companies are keen to reduce their carbon footprint. But first, they need to be able to measure it accurately, in order to make sustainable change. Importantly, these measurements needed to cover an organisation’s entire distributed IT infrastructure; not just the data centre, but every piece of electrical equipment used by employees – from their mobile phone chargers to their printers.

Listen to the podcast to find out the benefits of the Carbon footprint assessment of the distributed IT Enterprise and how it will bring value to all organizations.