Communication among Raytheon's business units has also proven effective, allowing them to leverage one another's resources and lessons. The company has gone so far as to launch a formal IT-Facilities Green Working Group with representatives from each of the six businesses.
In the first year alone, the company has reaped $11.5 million in savings from its green initiatives and anticipates far more savings in upcoming years at it builds on its green IT strategy. Of this, $2.7 million resulted directly from server-related energy savings. Moreover, Raytheon was able to avoid building a new datacenter, despite a 25 percent growth in capacity demand, a direct result of its virtualization efforts. Another $250,000 in savings came from the progress on desktop power management, while $1.5 million in savings stemmed from printer-related savings. The remaining savings were a result of reducing server lease expenses, facilities footprint costs, and datacenter labor.
From an environmental standpoint, Raytheon was able to meet its seven-year goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent a year early, due to the reductions in energy use.