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Poll: 45% of firms have green computing policy

Significant rise from 31% in October 2009

In a PC Advisor poll of 229 site visitors, 45 percent said they work at a company with a 'green computing' policy, compared with 31.4 percent just over a year ago.

In fact, the increase looks even more significant when taking into account the 'not sures' - this time around, 16.6 percent of respondents couldn't say if their company had implemented a green policy, an option that wasn't available when we polled in 2009.

In other words, the percentage of people who knew for certain rose from 31.4 to 53.9 percent in just over 12 months.

It's uncertain, however, whether the rise in green computing is due more to burgeoning awareness of environmental issues or simply the need to make savings in an era of economic austerity.

Many of the comments in the related forum discussion referred to measures that would reduce expenditure.

Forum member KremmenUK said: "All our printers are set to Duplex by default. We are encouraged to shut down the PCs overnight and turn off monitors - otherwise we get a laminated note on our desk the next morning. Screensavers are blocked and full monitor shutdown in its place after a period of time (all controlled centrally)."

Fruit Bat /\0/\ said: "Several documents that were quite sizeable were issued to every manager in printed format. These were updated often every six months. Now they are only issued as pdf docs. That's one forest saved!"

Based on 229 votes, 3 November 2010, and 172 votes, October 2009. Add your vote to the poll, or join the discussion on PC Advisor's popular online forums.

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