Monday, June 20, 2011

Growth in the number of CIOs deploying green IT

Almost three-quarters of CIOs have deployed green IT within their organization, with an additional 8% planning to do so by the end of 2012, finds new research from Ovum.

According to a survey by the independent technology analyst, the number of organizations using green IT grew to 73% in the second half of 2010, up from approximately 68% in the first half, as tightened IT budgets and a sluggish economy forced IT decision-makers to scrutinize spending and wake up to the potential cost savings green IT can deliver.

Looking ahead to the end of 2012, Ovum’s survey revealed that a further eight% plan to deploy green IT.

Ovum surveyed CIOs about five major categories of green IT: data center virtualization, data centre power and cooling technologies, desktop virtualization, printing and paper usage management, and power management tools for PCs and monitors. All will experience growth in penetration over the next couple of years.

Of these different areas of green IT, data center virtualization has the greatest penetration, with 52% of the CIOs Ovum spoke to saying they use it. According to Ovum’s survey, this figure will grow to 65% over the next couple of years.

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