Monday, December 3, 2007

IT fails environmental accounting test

More than a third still do not consider the environmentwhen purchasing new products

Despite concern for environmental initiatives, 86% of IT professionals do not know the carbon footprint of their organisation, according to in-depth research released today.

Only 15% of enterprises are planning to calculate their carbon footprint, according to a survey of IT professionals conducted by Computerworld UK on behalf of practical environmental charity Global Action Plan.

Time pressures, cost, lack of corporate commitment, scarcity of information and lack of knowledge in the enterprise are the biggest obstacle to implementing green IT technologies, found the survey.

The national survey of IT professionals of large enterprises, which was backed by Logicalis, found the majority (more than half) of ICT departments do not see their company's energy bills, even though IT is a significant consumer of energy.

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