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CIOs should prepare for ‘tough questions’ over power usage within IT

From Computerworld UK

"Businesses will be required to hand over data on their energy usage to the EU from December next year as part of a new energy efficiency scheme run by UK government.

All firms with over 250 employees or a turnover of €50 million (£39 million) will have to report energy usage every four years with a view to implementing policies that will bring power use down. This will affect about 9,000 UK firms.

The scheme is the UK’s means to satisfy EU energy regulations.

IT leads or CIOs at large firms are likely to be reporting the numbers to the board, and on top of an increased workload, an IT department with an inefficient energy system may be facing some awkward questions.

‘I think there will be some tough questions that will be asked by the board and that the CIO is going to need some answers for. The earlier they get ahead of this by understanding the problem and doing something about it, the better,’ power management technology company Verismic’s CEO, Ashley Leonard, says.”

Read more at Computerworld UK


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