How Green is Your Office?

We’re all doing our part to help the planet last longer, but are we doing enough? A recent article on GreenerWorking.com reminded me of the “hardware” side of the equation. In addition to paperless processes, document management and virtual office/SaaS solutions, “sustainable computing” involves extending the lifecycles of desktop and laptop computers. According to the article, holding on to a PC for three years generates savings of $325 for every $1,000 of original cost. Keeping a PC four years yields nearly $500 in savings. Pretty impressive. Who couldn’t use an extra $500? For more ideas, a complete IDC white paper is available for download. What are some of your ideas to make our practice’s greener? Send me an e-mail and we’ll run your ideas in a future blog.

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