Monday, December 10, 2007

Facts about Business Computing

Some facts you may not know about business computing:

* Simply leaving a computer running consumes electricity and adds to computing costs.
* The use of screen savers does not save energy.
* It is estimated that a typical desktop PC with a 17-inch flat panel LCD monitor requires about 100 watts—65 watts for the computer and 35 watts for the monitor.
* If left on 24x7 for one year, this same system will consume 874 kilowatt hours of electricity—enough to release 750 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and the equivalent of driving 820 miles in an average car.
* According to the Columbia University Guide to Green Computing, if the paper used each year for personal computing were laid end to end, it would circle the Earth more than 800 times