The energy saved through the use of power management software in PCs in 2015 could be the equivalent to removing eight million vehicles from the roads, reports Pike Research.
According to the analyst, the equivalent of 47 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions could be prevented from leaking into the atmosphere, without factoring in the greenhouse gases saved through the use of power management software in enterprise server environments.
Eric Woods, senior analyst with Pike Research, says: "Power management tools offer a fast return on investment for companies looking to save costs and reduce emissions."
In order to realise this benefit, however, the research firm suggests aligning IT goals with expenditure on energy, as a disparity currently exists in many organisations between the ambitions of the technology and finance departments.
Entitled PC and Server Power Management Software, the study notes that as much as 60 per cent of a server's peak power consumption continues when it is idle, with typical utilisation rates of just 15 per cent.
Posted by Sagar Jethani