GreenIT is about both economics and ecology. Companies are increasingly adopting GreenIT initiatives as part of their increasing their operational efficiency which thereby becomes part of their Corporate Social Responsibility activities also.

At CI, we have been implementing GreenIT initiatives for a couple of years on a small scale. Though the initiatives required a higher initial investment cost we are able to realize the benefits now. Some of the GreenIT initiatives at CI are:

  1. Procurement – Power consumption is always one of the key deciding factor before buying desktops.
  2. End User Management – There is a Clear Desktop Policy for power management of the desktops. CIians have a formal communication program to make them understand the need to shut down their computers at the end of the day.
  3. eWaste Management – Even now we use the desktops that we procured in 1999. We use them as part of our lab environment.
  4. Building Construction – When the delivery center was being built, environment friendly raw materials were used for construction. Solar lamps are being used for extenal illumination for the building.

We have come to realize that GreenIT does not end with implementation. It is all about Going Green, Being Green, Staying Green.