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15860957 2009 Green IT Report Final

15860957 2009 Green IT Report Final

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SYMANTEC ENTERPRISE
Green IT ReportRegional Data
 –
 United States and Canada
Survey ResultsMay 2009
 
Green IT Report
 –
United States and Canada: May 20092
CONTENTS
Executive summary .......................................................................3Methodology .................................................................................4Demographics ...............................................................................5Finding 1: Green IT
Now an “Essential”
........................................6Finding 2: Green IT Budgets Rising ..............................................7Finding 3: IT Willing to Pay Premium for Green Equipment ..........8Finding 4: IT at the Heart of Enterprise Green Efforts ...................9Finding 5: Green IT Initiatives More of a Priority ......................... 10Conclusion .................................................................................. 10 Appendix: .................................................................................... 11
 
Green IT Report
 –
United States and Canada: May 20093
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Green used to be associated with the color of money. Today it alsorefers to responsible, sustainable energy practices. For enterprise IT,these two meanings are additive and comple
mentary. In this year’s
annual
Green IT Report
, companies surveyed reported that for them,Green IT means lowering electric and cooling costs, as well assustainable energy practices.Symantec also found that Green IT has reached critical mass. Virtuallyall the companies we surveyed (97 percent) are discussing their Greenstrategy, with just one percent saying it is unimportant.They are not just talking, either. Green budgets are on the rise and IT ismore than willing to pay a premium on energy efficient products
 –
asmuch as 20 percent more according to 41 percent of respondents.Finally, IT finds itself leading the way in corporate Green policy, which isnot surprising given the important role that it plays in
a company’s
operation and the price organizations find themselves paying for energy.In addition to having a seat at the corporate Green table, IT is alsoinvolved in a bevy of Green IT initiatives.The key findings of the 2009 Worldwide Green IT Report are:1. Green IT is
now an “
e
ssential”
 2. Green IT budgets are rising3. IT is willing to pay a premium for green equipment4. IT is at the heart of enterprise green efforts5. Green IT initiatives are more of a priority
Today’s IT professionals are
finding lots of Green in their ITenvironment.

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