Carbon emissions, and potentially business energy prices, can be tackled by adopting greener IT practices, as IT pulls every sector together, according to an expert.
Warren Wilson, research director at telecoms, software and IT services consultancy Ovum and independent market analyst Datamonitor, said because IT connects every part of business and industry, regardless of the specific sector, it is one of the best ways of tackling climate change.
Adopting green technologies can reduce carbon emissions, while more efficient use of IT systems can also help tackle high prices from energy suppliers.
Speaking at Green IT Expo 2009 at the Barbican Exhibition Centre, Mr Wilson said: "IT is the common denominator - the only technology that covers the entire spectrum from vineries to wineries and everything in between."
Cheaper green IT could become more popular as IT budgets throughout the UK have stayed static through the course of this year, according to figures from Datamonitor.
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