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IT businesses urged to go green

Green IT is not only good for the environment but can also save businesses up to €500,000 a year, according to an electronics specialist.

Daniel Tinkle from IT and communications company Data Electronics has revealed that businesses using energy-saving technologies in their data departments - such as free air cooling technology - can make significant reductions in carbon emissions as well as financial savings.

Data Electronics recently opened a state-of-the-art data centre in Ballycoolin that utilises green technologies such as low-loss transformers that reduce energy lost in the form of heat and infrared detectors that ensure that lights will only be switched on when there is a human presence.

In an interview with, Mr Tinkle, chief operations officer at Data Electronics, said: "Whoever is thinking about creating a data centre should consider all of these energy savings as part of their design.

"They will have the opportunity to reach more customers with lower energy costs and a lower carbon footprint."

Data Electronics, which was formed in 1975, specialises in the hosting and management of IT structures.

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