Computer technology can be used as a powerful weapon in the battle
to cut business emissions, an expert has said.
Carbon Footprint managing director John Buckley said the ability of
IT to enable people to work remotely and communicate more
effectively could help firms reduce their carbon footprint.
His comments could interest green-conscious students thinking of
taking up graduate IT sales jobs after finishing their courses.
Mr Buckley said: "IT can also reduce costs for the company in
reductions in travel expenses and staff travel time."
He added teleconferencing, video conferencing and web based
conferences were all methods of conducting meetings without having
Carbon Footprint is a company set up to provide easy, practical
advice for firms looking to lessen their impact on the
According to Zero Carbon Footprint, even a PC can consume 200-300W
of power, and even with power saving modes enabled, this can still
result in emissions of almost 220kg of CO2 per year.
Some "greener" computers such as those produced by Tranquil PC use
lower amounts of electricity and can reduce bills and home
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