IT professionals in the UK are devoting more budget to innovation and green issues than their counterparts in the US, Japan and Germany, according to a new study published today.
The study, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Microsoft, indicated that IT professionals in the UK are allocating 41 per cent of their budget to innovation, compared to only 35 per cent in Germany, and 29 per cent in the US.
Overall, 84 per cent of the 1,200 IT professionals questioned said they considered green factors when making decisions about data centres. But â€˜greenâ€™ considerations were only factored into the final decision by only about half of those organisations (or 44 per cent of the total).
I wonder if this is for a number of reasons, data center space is still expensive in the UK as is the cost of power, as we need to contain costs and continue delivery, we need to look at what operational and technical steps we can take to deploy solutions that meet the business needs but are operationally energy efficient at the same time? I also wonder if this is related to the carbon footprint of the data center? Or simply that more and more organizations are reaching capacity on their data centers and are reluctant to committ to further spend in the data center world if they can avoid it? We’ll have to see, I’m off to read up more.
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