In today’s global economy, tied together with the pressure to stay green, what are the options for a paperless, more efficient, green office? Is using technology greener that not using technology? Sure each server or client PC you run increases your carbon footprint, at least according to an article on MSN called Green My Blog. But also mentioned here is that using hosted services means you share that carbon footprint with the 1,000’s or 10,000’s of others using those servers.
For the past 4 years now, I have been on a mission to reduce the amount of paper that I use, and conserve as much as I can. I am doing this at home, and at the office. Going green at the office is not only good for the environment, but it will save the business a lot of money! This doesn’t just stop with paper, it rolls into saving money on power, and making employees more effective, saving you on payroll! In fact, the CBS Early Show talks about saving money with green technology by cutting down on your power consumption, paper consumption and making employees more effective: