Easy ways to save money in IT

  1. Turn off your machines at night.  

  2. Plan your software purchases to avoid buying software that you do not use.

"A study of the IT usage in 10,000 Irish firms by software company Openplain says that switching off machines at night and cutting back on software orders could cut costs by EUR62,000 a year for a company with 100 staff. The firm found that almost two-thirds of workers leave computers on all night, wasting enough energy over a year to power 13 ovens. The study also found that most companies only use 70 percent of the software they purchase." - Enterprise Ireland's eBusiness Live.    For more on this story see Independent.ie.

When buying new software...

  1. Check out open source software alternatives .

  2. Use the ENCLUDEit technology donations scheme.