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Recent UK Studies Showed how Blade PC Technology can reduce by half the Energy

The data centre development Galileo Connect, focused on providing mission critical infrastructure solutions to multinational corporations and system integrators, globally, in collaboration with hurleypalmerflatt, a consultancy company focused on several disciplines including IT, have announced the solution for the fight against UK businesses' fast increasing energy costs and over-sized carbon footprint.

They said all should look at the blade PC technology and at the modular data centre, while inefficient desktop PCs are costing top businesses over £61m every year.

Carbon Trust, A company that supports the development of low carbon technologies, helping business and the public sector cut carbon emissions, has made a study that revealed no more than 15% of the UK's total energy consumption as being taken by office items such as photocopiers, printers, desktop PCs and monitors. More than that, the percentage will reach 30% until 2020.

Galileo Connect and hurleypalmerflatt made a research also, which demonstrated that deployment of blade PC technology can have a favorable impact on organizations' carbon footprints, soaring energy costs and not at last, the corporate image.

Recent UK Studies Showed how BladeThe interesting study results showed that by transferring personal computers from the desktop to a medium which can be supervised and controlled, like a data centre, could indeed save time, energy and could also reduce with 50% the annual power expenditure.

This is what Robert Thorogood, director at hurleypalmerflatt, declared:

"Our research shows that the UK's top 200 businesses are wasting more than £61m in electricity each year, simply by not maximizing the efficiency of desktop computers. The cost of this to the environment is immense. Answers are out there, and inaction is no longer an option."

Julian King, Chief Executive at Galileo Connect continued the idea saying that "Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to be addressed. But rather than just accepting that IT is an inevitable contributor to businesses' carbon footprint, CIOs can make decisions that play a major part in reducing carbon emissions and energy costs. There are a number of innovative, cost-effective and exciting solutions, which can be adopted and should form a part of suture strategies."