Hosted Telephones Systems: The Green Option?
This blog has mentioned on numerous occasions the vast benefits of adopting a hosted business telephone solution. These advantages have mainly focussed around the vast cost-saving business benefits and disaster recovery options. However, a recent research paper by SMART suggests adopting a hosted workforce management strategy could actually reduce a businesses carbon emissions
The company’s new white paper provides statistical evidence gathered in the past 12 months that suggests a hosted solution can save businesses £100,000s and up to 5.5 tonnes of CO2 a year. Nick Whiteley, MD Health Division at SMART, stated: “Businesses today face a double challenge: CEOs must run a profitable business and measure the impact of their operations on the environment as mandated by the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme”.
Mr Whiteley continued; “They also have to do more with less, maximising productivity and reducing expenditure across the board. However, to maximise both cost and energy savings, they could deploy there (technology) solutions in a hosted, green environment.”
The researchconducted by SMART indicates that a customer with a typical server system that is 4-5 years old is likely to create in the region of 6 tonnes of CO2 per year. By transferring to a hosted environment, SMART has calculated that an NHS Trust could reduce this to 0.5 tonnes of CO2 a year,saving 5.5 tonnes of CO2 a year.