Magazine article New Zealand Management

INTOUCH : Green Computer Challenge Issued

Magazine article New Zealand Management

INTOUCH : Green Computer Challenge Issued

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A challenge has been issued to New Zealand's chief information officers - to cut the amount of energy used by computers by 50 percent before 2010.

Mike Pierce, director of environmental affairs for United States IT company Lenovo, was in New Zealand in September for a CIO conference. His presentation, 'Green PCs', introduced locals to the global Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) aimed at conserving power.

The CSCI is a non-profit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organisations dedicated to improving the power efficiency and reducing the energy consumption of computers. The initiative's goal is to achieve a 50 percent reduction in computer power consumption by 2010 by producing and purchasing power-efficient products and increasing the use of power management. According to United States industry analyst firm Gartner, the total PC power consumption per year for a well-managed 2500-PC-strong organisation is 50 percent lower than for an unmanaged one. …

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