Widespread misconceptions on PC energy savings


New research shows that a lack of understanding among ICT managers around PC energy savings is hampering the shift towards a reduction of power consumption

The most popular cost savings measures according to IT managers in education are ‘reducing IT power and cooling costs’ (20%), the introduction of PC energy management software (17%) and the introduction of virtualisation (16%).

Out of 127 IT managers surveyed in May, 84% of respondents came from UK higher education, further education and secondary schools.

Undertaken by PC energy management provider Verismic, the survey was independently analysed and reviewed by education expert Richard Hadfield, who is currently working on a number of ICT projects with the DfE.

A significant 34% of IT managers in education also cited their institutions’ carbon footprint as ‘very important’ and 45% ‘somewhat important’.

Footprint is a priority

Ashley Leonard, CEO of Verismic said: “It is extremely encouraging to read that IT managers, particularly those in education, have a personal interest in reducing carbon, reducing power and cooling costs and using PC energy management solutions to manage their environment and reduce costs.”

The survey showed that only nine per cent of education respondents have ‘considerable knowledge’ of PC management software. Moreover, nearly 50% believe savings from PC energy management solutions to be less than the actual, proven savings of £60 per PC, per annum.

A dominant reason cited for lack of priority around energy-based savings in education was the misconception that ‘cost savings cannot be clearly defined’ (28%).

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