Firms using energy efficient computers 'to cut costs'

Increasing numbers of businesses are looking to the technology they use to help them save money, in the opinion of one expert.

James Murray, editor of, claims that as well working to be more environmentally friendly, enterprises are using energy efficient computer systems to help cut costs.

Although a limit on hardware is "a step too far", Mr Murray believes that energy controls and automation software to turn off machines is becoming increasingly popular.

Firms could find that they make a saving of £30 to £40 a year for every computer they install this software on.

"If you're a big bank with a fleet of tens of thousands of PCs, that becomes millions of pounds worth of pounds worth of energy savings, so those types of controls are becoming very popular," he explained.

According to research conducted by Kyocera Mita, 57 per cent of businesses have an environmental policy while 27 per cent are attempting to achieve carbon neutral status.

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