It is a relatively easy process to ensure that office space – even those which incorporate all the latest serviced office solutions – are green.
According to Michael Shanks, chief technology officer at Ultraspeed, all business owners have to do to make their offices more environmentally friendly to enable their staff to consider eco issues while they work.
Mr Shanks claimed that there are a huge number of small steps employers can take to make their office spaces better for the environment, including recycling paper and food waste.
However, he claimed the best environmental results are achieved by forward-thinking business owners who use the latest technology – like virtual offices – to reduce their company’s carbon footprint.
“The most important shift will occur from taking a closer look at the IT equipment in operation, which consumes a lot of a firms’ power,” he said.
He suggested that desktop PCs can be virtualised so that workloads are better managed and efficiency is improved.
Server virtualisation was the biggest IT trend of 2010, according to Information Week’s Anand Naik.