Green IT in high demand among IT buyers

Although interest in environmental stewardship has waned, companies continue to eye green IT to cut costs

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On the other end of the spectrum, techniques such as embracing modularity or adopting a DC power supply system rank low on organizations' agendas: 13 percent of the surveyed companies said they've gone modular and another 11 percent are planning to. Meanwhile, 12 percent of respondents have a DC system in place, and another 5 percent are planning on doing the same.

Outside the data center, printer consolidation and PC power management are corporations' top green IT projects; 66 percent of companies have already implemented printer consolidation, and 19 percent plan this for either 2010 or 2011. Further, 41 percent of respondents said they're using PC power management, while another 21 percent plan to deploy it over the next couple of years.

Finally, interest in ECEM (enterprise carbon and energy management) systems, which are being offered by an array of companies, from Microsoft and IBM to pure players such as PE International and Hara Software, has risen over the past few months. Last November, 13 percent of respondents said they'd adopted such systems, and the figure is now up to 19 percent. Another 17 percent are planning to embrace ECEM by 2011, and 10 percent aim to adopt such as system after 2011.

Forrester's report "Market Update: The State of Green IT Adoption, Q2 2010" is available now.

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