Many IT departments at UK businesses are not focusing on energy-efficient office equipment, it has been claimed.
An Economist Intelligence Unit and IBM survey reveals that 42 per cent of UK IT executives do not measure the energy use of office machines, Current Business Review reports.
The report also indicates that fewer than half (45 per cent) had plans in place to cut down on high-energy office equipment.
And, when deciding which office equipment to purchase, most IT managers cited reliability (63 per cent), while only 12 per cent mentioned energy efficiency.
Graham Whitney, IBM’s leader of climate change and carbon management services for IT in the UK, told the news provider that organisations should think about green office machines before it is too late.
"At this early stage of us going green, there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit, but as time goes on there will be more of a trade-off," he remarked.
"Technology will be the answer to a lot of carbon-related problems, so we need to sort out energy in IT because we’re going to need more IT not less."
Recently, Greenpeace acknowledged Sony and LG Electronics for making the biggest environmental strides with their office machines over the past year.
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