Re: Your views on Green IT?
I think there is alot of green hype, but in all honesty it boils down
to cost. The american public MAY say they want green, but these are
the same folks that will sit in line for 2 hours with their engine
running to save 5 cents a gallon on gas. These are the same folks that
had their job displaced with things made overseas by the virtue of
where they buy (they want to buy the cheapest priced item).
And anybody can say something is "green". Take recycled paper, the
additional processes to make it, the chemicals, the amount of energy
is far greater than the scrub trees they plant to make paper out of.
I think some do look for power savings, a/c savings, etc. when
purchasing new, but if you have a 1/2 million dollar midrange or
mainframe, I seriously doubt that the company is going to scrap it for
a new one to save a few bucks.
I also think that most consider if a product works first and green is
way down on the list, if it is considered at all.
that is my take.
On Jul 12, 11:46*am, Grasshopper <p.do...@lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:[color=blue]
> What are your views the rise of green IT? Is it all hype? Or do you
> believe the major vendors are making significant progress towards
> offering genuinely environmentally responsible products and services?
> If you are/were in a position to influence the purchase choices of
> company you work for - would you consider the green attributes of the
> product/service as important?
> Does your company have its own green procurement policies or minimum
> Do you believe any of the major IT vendors are leading the way when
> comes to green IT, or do you hear more from certain vendors on the
> subject than others?
> I am very interested to hear your views - I am conducting research as
> part of an MBA dissertation into this subject and I keen to get the
> honest views of people working in the field!
> Appreciate any thoughts you may be able to share![/color]