New green technologies may change network equipment needs

01/14/2011


An increasing number of businesses are investing resources in developing and adopting green IT.

According to a recent study published by Forrester Research, approximately 60 percent of businesses have instituted environmental criteria for technology purchases.

The study found that the biggest factor motivating green IT adoption is cost reduction. Many sustainable technologies make more efficient use of power, resulting in lower electricity expenses.

Regulatory considerations were also an important motivator in companies' choice to go green, as was consumer pressure. Approximately 30 percent of businesses were driven by a desire for environmental stewardship, the study found.

As companies increasingly take environmental considerations into account in their IT choices, hardware requirements are likely to change. Companies adopting energy efficient solutions, such as cloud computing, are likely to rely more heavily on high-quality network equipment, including high-speed network cables, reliable router switches and high-performance network routers.

According to a recent Datamation report, enterprise IT infrastructures are set to change dramatically in the coming years. Within the next few years, the traditional PC may be overtaken by a variety of mobile devices utilizing cloud computing technology, the report said.




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