Monday, April 21, 2008

Corporate IT Green Initiatives

Not going so well after the results of a recent surve came in...

  • Three-quarters of respondents gave their organizations a "C" grade or worse in ability to control IT energy consumption.
  • Almost two-thirds of respondents have no specific green plans in place.
  • Nearly 20 percent spend more than $1 million per year on IT energy consumption, and 8 percent spend more than $10 million.
  • Two-thirds had set modest goals of 25 percent reduction or much less.
  • Almost half of those polled said IT energy consumption increased in their organization last year, even as the cost of energy rose.
  • Forty-six percent reported that they had run out of space, power or cooling capacity.
  • 20 percent estimate annual savings of hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars are achievable through efficiencies in server-based and network storage.