Thinking About Refreshing Your Desktop Estate?
Is this something you do every 3-5 years? If it is, you could be both wasting money and harming the environment. If you can avoid replacing your computers you will reduce your carbon footprint.
Producing a typical laptop uses over 300 litres of water, consumes 1,100 KWh of energy, and generates between 250 and 350 kgCO2e. So what is the environmental impact of refreshing your desktop estate?
Take an example of a company with 200 computers.
CO2 Emissions – 200 Users/4 Year Refresh Cycle
Replacing these computers with new will generate around 80,000 kgsCO2.
Unless they are using power from renewable sources, keeping those computers running for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week will generate another 15,000kgsCO2 every year.
Disposing of their old computers will also contribute to the 57m tonnes of eWaste that is sent to landfill every year.
Imagine that company was able to continue using the same computers for another 4 or 5 years…
Imagine also that there was a way to reduce the power those computers used by about a third…
CO2 Emissions – Comparison Reusing Existing PCs and Reducing Carbon Footprint
By extending the life of their computers this company would generate around half of the CO2 over 5 years then they would in just one year if they replace them. Because they are not having to dispose of their computers they are not adding to the mounting pile of eWaste.
How is this possible?
Putting your computers in the cloud, means that the one on your desk has actually very little to do, so it can be used for longer, more securely and with better performance than it does today.
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