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Good for the environment.
Great for business.
The most successful initiatives for business are those that don’t just have an environmental impact, but also an impact on the organisation’s efficiency and, ultimately, the bottom line. Computacenter’s approach to sustainable IT is to help its customers solve real IT issues, realising environmental benefits through a focus on cost reduction and improved IT infrastructure efficiency.
Throughout the technology lifecycle, we can help you develop more effective environmental policies for the acquisition, operation, re-use and disposal of IT equipment. Our Advisory Service will show you how significant cost savings can be made alongside reducing your carbon emissions and disposal to landfill. The Advisory Service is based on a series of practical steps including an energy efficiency audit, advice on product selection and usage and on the secure re-use and recycling of end-of-life equipment
We ensure you have access to the latest high performance, low carbon footprint technology through our partnership with the Green Electronics Council and our 20 years experience in working with leading IT vendors. We offer access to a wide range of technology accredited to the Green Electronic Council’s (GEC’s) EPEAT framework, which is based on environmental standards such as the WEEE and RoHS directives and the Energy Star certification.
EPEAT products fulfil a range of performance criteria, including energy conservation and the reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials and packaging. We also offer an Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator to help you estimate exactly how your purchases will reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Client device power audit and optimisation
Our Client Device Power Audit comprises a five stage process, including an onsite review of your IT assets, a staff questionnaire, power consumption benchmarking and a breakdown of energy usage and environmental impact by model The final deliverable is a report that recommends and quantifies ways in which costs and emissions can be reduced by implementing power management strategies, selective replacement and modifying user behaviour. Key benefits of adoption can include up to 40% reduction in client device estate power usage and a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
For many organisations, the servers that comprise datacenters are a major contributor to energy bills and CO2 emissions. These are often operational 24x7 and in addition to their high energy consumption, radiate a great deal of that energy as heat, which brings its own power consumption challenges. We can work with you to drive efficiency, reduce costs and cut the power consumption of your datacenter. This is achieved through reducing the number of servers and improving the performance of the IT infrastructure through a process of consolidation, virtualisation and standardisation.
Changes in technology over the past few years make it much easier for employees to work from home or on the move, helping improve productivity and in many cases reducing your organisation’s fuel usage. Computacenter can help your employees stay in touch with critical data and with each other wherever they work, ensuring secure and effective remote access and effective collaboration. We can also provide the more complex supply and support services required by home workers. A wide range of related services include print support, managed devices and managed information access.
RDC, Computacenter’s Disposals and Recycling arm, provides a comprehensive service to help organisations get the best value from their redundant IT equipment, ensuring compliance with all UK and European legislation. The winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its innovative solutions, RDC can help you:
- Select the most cost-effective way to manage all redundant IT equipment.
- Ensure all data and environmental requirements are met, in line with the strictest UK/European legislation.
- Upgrade, configure and redeploy IT equipment back into your organisation.
- Resell equipment in the used IT market place and release revenue back into the organisation.
- Devise and operate an online employee purchase scheme.
- Donate redundant equipment to charities or non-profit making organisations.