Avanade has a news release on a survey revealing the disconnect between IT and electricity use.
GLOBAL STUDY: MORE THAN HALF OF COMPANIES FAIL TO ACCOUNT FOR ENERGY COSTS IN IT BUDGETS
Executives and IT decision-makers cite energy as a top cost in IT operations; Survey reveals disconnect in budgeting
SEATTLE – March 31, 2010 – According to a recent survey commissioned by Avanade, a business technology services provider, there is a clear gap in energy policies within IT departments. Companies recognize energy as a top cost, but ultimately, more than half of respondents fail to account for energy costs when developing IT budgets.
Also, Avanade has a press release on customers interest in Microsoft Cloud Computing.
In 2009 Avanade engaged Kelton Research to conduct two global surveys on cloud computing – one in February 2009 and the other in September 2009. Between the first survey and the second, there was a 320 percent increase in executives and IT decision-makers reporting they are testing or planning to implement cloud computing technologies.
Makes me wonder how many enterprises are forgetting to account for the electricity bill as a cost savings for cloud computing.