It may be autumn in Bay County, but you can still Go Green. That’s a phrase that suggests actions to conserve our Earth’s natural resources. One “green” action is the elimination of paper records and communications. This reduces the need to cut down trees which, by the way, produce oxygen for our planet. There are better computer alternatives readily available. Offices are more efficient using digital documents. Using them reduces consumption of a host of natural resources. Remember, it takes fossil fuel (gas and oil) to deliver a mailed letter. Digital alternatives also reduce environmental pollution from incineration of paper and the chemical inks on them. Finally, a practical benefit of Going Green is that you save money on utilities, overhead, and IT services.
Here are 3 simple ways to go green:
1. Go Virtual! Desktop virtualization (sometimes called client virtualization) is a process of replacing your expensive, power-sucking computer workstations with a less expensive “thin-client” option. This not only cuts down on the power needed (and your electric bill), but also reduces hardware and maintenance costs because these systems are much easier to maintain. Best of all, you won’t notice any difference in how you use your PC!
2. Go Paperless! Why keep printing, filing, and shuffling all of those paper documents around when digital document management systems are so easy and inexpensive to implement? Not only does going paperless cut down on paper and ink (saving you money while cutting down on waste), but it’s also far easier to file, find, and share documents. Plus the chances of an important document getting lost or stolen are greatly reduced.
3. Go Remote! Working from home, even one day a week, will cut down on gas and emissions. Some businesses are moving to a complete remote workplace where everyone is working from home, saving them a ton of money on rent, utilities, and overhead. In fact, most of our computer repair and support is delivered to our clients remotely thanks to our Strategic IT Managed Services plan.
Want to know how we can save your business some green by going green? Be one of the first 3 people to call and schedule a consultation about any of the services we offer (or just about outsourcing your IT support to us) and we’ll give you a FREE Logitech web cam – no strings attached and no obligation to buy anything! This webcam will allow you to hold “greener” meetings by eliminating drive time and costs to meet in person.
At Garner IT Consulting we want your business to succeed and be as efficient and cost-effective as possible. We invite you to give us a call at 850 250-3210.
Randall and Julie Garner and the entire Garner team of IT professionals