With sustainability a core focus for business and in government, organisations need to implement new practises in their IT delivery to reduce carbon footprints and e-waste. From cost-savings to energy conservation, going green has its benefits, but every team is different. Finding a sustainable solution that aligns with your needs is integral. Your efforts to reduce the amount of e-waste that enters the environment can help build trust in your brand both for the general public and your team members.
According to HP’s Break Down the Beast Report (2018) “Australian consumers and businesses rank plastic in oceans, landfill waste and natural environments as their top three concerns when it comes to the environment and sustainability.” We expect those concerns are mirrored in New Zealand, possibly more so.
Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) is an all-encompassing solution that businesses can utilise to meet their sustainability goals. You pay per month for the use of each device, instead of purchasing outright.
Moving towards a DaaS model has immediate benefits for your company and can have a positive impact on the environment. At The Laptop Company, we’ve compiled the 3 ways deploying DaaS can reduce your impact on the planet.
Reduced Energy Consumption Across Device Fleets
Capital outlay on depreciating infrastructure is costing your business money and increasing your team’s ecological footprint. Having to update and regularly dispose of technology every few years contributes to waste streams while consuming your capital expenditure.
With HP DaaS, Intel® and The Laptop Company monitoring services, your fleet is fully managed to give you visibility and better control over all your devices. This service allows your business to deploy energy-saving features like automatic shutdown and sleep modes across laptops and computers. DaaS also allows your business to engage the latest eco-features made available through software updates. The Laptop Company can track your users’ CPU utilisation to help detect where energy efficiencies can be made, including where software applications are consuming excess energy and CPU time. Not only does this reduce fleet-wide energy consumption, it also improves the performance of each device, and the user’s satisfaction and productivity.
A major feature of a good DaaS solution is its circular nature. Utilising a managed service that supports your fleet from the start to the end of its lifecycle is a key to reducing waste. The on-going monitoring serve can help identify where device lifecycles can be extended for specific users, which helps eliminate the need to dispose useful, working devices prematurely.
HP DaaS reduces the number of devices that need to be recycled and offers responsible solutions for those that do. Computer and laptops in decent condition can be refurbished with new parts or software to keep them in working order. This is all taken care of, removing the burden of managing the cycle and finding the most responsible solutions from your team.
Reduced Equipment On-Premise
Through leveraging an as-a-Service model, your organisation reduces the need to keep certain infrastructure on-premise. Eliminating the amount of technology being used can help your organisation conserve energy and move towards a greener footprint. Cloud services use shared servers that are in constant use by multiple organisations. By comparison, a single 500-watt server in the office can be consuming as much as 4.4 megawatts per year.
Similarly, switching from desktops to laptops can reduce power consumption by as much as 80%. While the majority of New Zealand electricity is renewable, this helps reduce the need for additional fossil fuel power production during peak demand periods and reduces your energy bill.
There are many benefits associated with Device-as-a-Service, accompanied by improved flexibility and scalability across your IT infrastructure. Knowing that a tailored solution can reduce your costs and waste streams is something to think about at your next IT refresh.
If you’re interested in the sustainable features of DaaS or want to learn more about how the model can benefit your business, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
 HP (2018) Break Down the Beast Report
 Toolkit: Calculate datacentre server power usage, Teena Maddox, 2013, ZD Net.
 Laptop vs Power Consumption, Dan Stone, Chron.
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