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Indian SMEs lead in energy-efficient IT investments: IBM

Indian SMEs lead in energy-efficient IT investments: IBM
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First Published: Mon, May 18 2009. 04 45 PM IST
Updated: Mon, May 18 2009. 04 45 PM IST
New Delhi: Indian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are actively investing in building energy-efficient IT infrastructure and are ahead of their foreign counterparts, a survey said.
Even in difficult economic times, Indian SMEs are eager to invest in technologies for reducing environmental impact, says an IBM-InfoTech Research Group survey.
More than 55% of the Indian companies surveyed said they were going to or have already commissioned third-party environmental audits; purchased emission credits, and have made improvements in their supply chain efficiency to reduce energy consumption.
“Green IT strategies are leading to savings in operational expenditure, lower space and power and higher ROI. The findings in this report highlight how mid-size companies are realising significant cost savings when they adopt Green IT initiatives,” IBM India/South Asia director (General Business) Ramesh Narasimhan said.
About 63% of the Indian IT enterprises surveyed said they have deployed ‘Green’ server rooms to increase energy efficiency or have a pilot project underway.
The survey included more than 1,000 IT executives across industries from companies with 100-1,000 employees. The survey spanned India, the US, Canada, France, Germany and the UK.
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First Published: Mon, May 18 2009. 04 45 PM IST