Employing green IT practices can help industries/businesses save thousands of dollars every year. In one consultation with a major Indian telecom provider, Wipro eventually saved the client 30 million rupees (about $620,000). Going green and saving costs actually go hand in hand. Embracing more environmentally sustainable IT practices demonstrates a sense of corporate social responsibility and a commitment to the organization’s long term interests.
Who would have imagined that each data centers uses as much power as 25,000 homes! A Wipro software offering, gives companies the ability to recalculate their emissions after mergers or acquisitions and also to compare emissions-reduction goals to actual performance. This "Carbon Management Solution" software for enterprises uses a software-as-a-service subscription model that’s become standard for Web-based reporting and analytics tools.
Migration of data centers to green technologies is more or less inevitable. The life expectancy of servers is three years. However, we can stretch it to five or six. Each generation of equipment becomes more energy efficient. Given the accelerated rate of obsolescence for IT equipment, and the real energy savings possible with newer equipment and technologies, IT leaders are increasingly moving to take advantage of the opportunities.
The following thought paper, produced by Knowledge@Wharton and sponsored by Wipro Technologies, looks at how companies can significantly cut energy and space costs while preparing themselves for more stringent regulatory controls and consumer scrutiny of greenhouse gas emissions.