Wireless distributor, inTechnology Distribution, is throwing its weight behind a new Computers Off Australia campaign.
National sales and marketing director, Mark Winter, said the idea was to assist organisations reduce the amount of CO2 emissions they were producing and provide them with the ability to manage power consumption. The initiative kicked off this month.
"We are encouraging organisations to put technology in place that will allow them to physically or remotely turn machines off when they are not being used," he said. "The whole idea is to give centralised control back to the IT manager that will allow them to reduce CO2 emissions by cutting down the amount of power consumption.
"The benefit for any organisation that deploys this technology is the amount of money they will save is more than the amount they will pay to put in a power management product."
inTechnology will offer a free 30-day trial of the power management tool, BigFix, and implement it within a customer's infrastructure, Winter said. The technology will supply an on-demand report about the amount of CO2 emissions and cost savings on power consumption.
"We will give them a complete report on how much they have saved and if they want to keep the product we will talk more about that. Alternatively we will remove it from their network," he said.
"We will also be donating 10 per cent of the profit generated by this campaign back to the Australian Conservation Foundation for research related to reducing CO2 emissions."
Winter claimed most organisations could potentially save up to 80 per cent of their electricity costs by implementing a power management solution.
"Hypothetically, an organisation with about 27,000 machines can save up to $1.7 million per year in power consumption costs and can also save 4327 tons of CO2 emissions," he said.
According to Gartner, the IT sector is responsible for 2 per cent of the world's carbon emissions, which is equivalent to that of the aviation industry.