Increased awareness of the need for sustainability is prompting enterprises to seek out IT suppliers whose offerings are safe, energy and material efficient, designed for recyclability and supported by end-of-life recycling programs.
One of the major drivers of "Green IT" is sustaining economics, a key consideration of which is the need to reduce energy consumption. Although environmental issues have been strongly highlighted in recent years and many organizations have publicly declared eco-friendly commitments, a large number of businesses have yet to turn their intentions into action.
Although environmental issues have been strongly highlighted in recent years and many organizations have publicly declared eco-friendly commitments, a large number of businesses have yet to turn their intentions into action. Today, however, with technology increasingly available to support environmental aims, this has potential to change.
There are new technologies available today that can help companies achieve these important environmental and business goals by minimizing heat and power dissipation in Ethernet-based switching and telephony equipment.
For example, in conjunction with business consultants Frost & Sullivan, Alcatel-Lucent has developed an energy efficiency calculator to assist in calculating environmental and energy cost savings. Available from Alcatel-Lucent representatives, this calculator illustrates the environmental and financial benefits of lower energy-consuming devices.
Corporations seeking to operate more efficiently and flexibly, streamline their costs and reduce their environmental impacts - integrating their networks, people, processes and knowledge within the cohesive whole of the dynamic enterprise - are, as part of that movement, looking for equipment vendors who can promise not only high-performance but also sustainable and energy-efficient products and solutions.
For more information on the benefits of energy-efficient Ethernet devices, read Alcatel-Lucent's whitepaper.