Going green has become a trend for a lot of major organisations nowadays. However, small businesses find it quite difficult to adapt to an eco-friendly approach since it often involves big investment and resources. Most small businesses do not adapt to a green system as they are concerned with survival and business profit. But we have a few tips that can help even the smallest businesses to operate in an environmentally friendly manner.
Equipping your office with the latest in document scanning technology is a big part of the paperless equation. Modern document scanners are even enabled with WiFi and will instantly send your scans to the cloud or your local server.
The great thing about paper is that it can be recycled. By scanning your documents into searchable files on your server, and then shredding and recycling them, not only will you be able to free up office space by ditching the file cabinets (they too can be recycled), but you will also be helping the environment.
Server Virtualization is a process that basically consolidates older server units into newer ones that are more powerful and underutilized. Innovation IT specialises in combining new technology, IT best practices, and cloud services in order to virtualize your servers. The environmental impact will be seen by your office dramatically using less electricity. Servers are electricity hogs. Many companies that have virtualized their servers have seen reductions in server electricity consumption by as much as 80%!
Become a Part of the Cloud
Cloud technologies have changed the way that you keep your files accessible and your business computers online. If you use cloud-based technologies rather than using software backup programs, you can reduce the time you spend backing up your files and also reduce your energy consumption costs. You can also reduce the amount of paper and printing you use by using cloud services.
Recycle Old Equipment
When your IT equipment finally dies, what do you do with it? These days there are a number of companies that will dispose of the old equipment for you. All you need to do is bring it in and drop it off. We offer to collect any redundant IT equipment that we replace, to be recycled free of charge.
Technology offers offices great tools to do business in an environmentally responsible manner, but technology is not a magic bullet to save the Earth. Environmentally-friendly policies still need to be put into place and effort needs to be put forth by every employee in order to make a real and lasting impact. Even changing your habits to include turning off the lights and monitors, adjusting the thermostat, and recycling will go a long way in fighting waste and pollution.