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Study: Green IT policies sink on priority list

By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
September 10th, 2009

American data centers doubled their energy usage from 2000 to 2006, and with consumption expected to double again by 2011, some colleges are seeking ways to cut their energy costs. Yet a new survey suggests that "green IT" initiatives on college campuses are being hampered by diminishing budgets.


Less than a quarter of higher-education technology officials who responded to the survey said reducing energy use is "very important" when pitted against other IT missions, according to the "2009 Energy Efficient IT Report," published by IT solutions company CDW-G earlier this month.


Despite the low ranking of IT energy cost-cutting in the report,

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  • Study: Green IT policies sink on priority list

    By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
    September 10th, 2009

    American data centers doubled their energy usage from 2000 to 2006, and with consumption expected to double again by 2011, some colleges are seeking ways to cut their energy costs. Yet a new survey suggests that "green IT" initiatives on college campuses are being hampered by diminishing budgets.


    Less than a quarter of higher-education technology officials who responded to the survey said reducing energy use is "very important" when pitted against other IT missions, according to the "2009 Energy Efficient IT Report," published by IT solutions company CDW-G earlier this month.


    Despite the low ranking of IT energy cost-cutting in the report,

    ...

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