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Fujitsu Australia releases new research: Green ICT - The State of the Nation

  • 30 September, 2009 10:38

<p>Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology and communications solutions has today released ‘Green ICT: The State of the Nation’, a Fujitsu Australia-commissioned research paper that reveals how Federal Government agencies are responding to the transition to a low carbon economy.</p>
<p>Fujitsu Australia’s Head of Sustainability, Alison O’Flynn states “The findings in this report give further insight into how Australian Government agencies are preparing for the emerging sustainable ICT aspirations and goals being established by the Australian Government”.</p>
<p>“The research found that Australian Government ICT managers are personally more concerned about climate change than the Australian population generally and also more concerned than ICT managers in other sectors. In fact, the survey identified no climate change deniers at all. This may be because of an increased awareness of the issues raised in the Gershon report and the subsequent high profile of sustainability in government generally,” states O'Flynn.</p>
<p>The research clearly shows that Australian Government ICT managers have done far more in the measurement of ICTs power consumption, and in ensuring accountability for Green ICT, than their counterparts in the private sector. This would indicate Australian Government ICT managers are demonstrating Green ICT leadership, both as a result of their agencies’ overall commitment to a green strategy and because of their awareness of the ICTs important role in reducing overall carbon emissions.</p>
<p>For Australian Government agencies, the most important reasons to tackle Green ICT are the overall green strategy of the agency, which is itself driven by a combination of an awareness of the role ICT can play in reducing the organisation’s overall carbon footprint and energy costs.</p>
<p>The report reveals an increased level of accountability within the Australian Government ICT manager’s. In about 50% of cases the responsibility is with CIOs for Green IT compared to 10% in the private industry.</p>
<p>Australian Government ICT managers have done far more in the measurement of ICTs power consumption. However opportunities remain when it comes to Green ICT lifecycle management, the usage of Green ICT technologies and products, and the adoption of practices and techniques. Green ICT practices and techniques are not as widely adopted as the technologies and products, indicating that agencies maybe overlooking less expensive but perhaps equally effective changes in behaviour.</p>
<p>To download the full report, visit</p>
<p>About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand</p>
<p>Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).
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<p>About Fujitsu</p>
<p>Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
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<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Tracy Weller-McCormack
General Manager, Marketing &amp; Communications
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
Tel: +61 2 9113 9225
Mobile: +61 414 827 044</p>

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