Whether you are passionate about protecting the environment or simply aware of the pressure on corporations to take more responsibility, having a 'green' policy is increasingly important to businesses.
As an IT system contributes significantly to a business' carbon footprint, organisations concerned about the environment can now opt for solutions that will minimise their ecological impact. If you want to take a green approach to your IT, Bluecube can recommend and implement a virtualised infrastructure.
Virtualisation signifiantly reduces your IT carbon footprint as it uses a much smaller percentage of the power and resources to run. The benefits to your business go far beyond green credentials however, as virtualisation incorporates multiple levels of redundancy and is more cost effective than purchasing and maintaining a physically distinct server.
Having identified the most appropriate way to cut down the carbon produced by your IT system, Bluecube can help you to sequester the residual emissions and make your IT solution carbon neutral. If you are interested in making natural improvements through your technology, we can facilitate this by planting trees on your behalf.
One tree ‘breathes’ in and sequesters about 330kg CO2 over its first 50 years, transforming greenhouse gasses into clean oxygen whilst establishing a beautiful tree. By planting native British trees we can establish wildlife habitats for many hundreds of years, supporting our UK's valuable biodiversity, which helps to restore the natural balance of our planet. In recognition of the global nature of the issue, a twin tree is planted in Africa for every tree planted in your local area.
If you require a recycling service for your IT equipment that is fully compliant with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, Bluecube offer a fully managed service to take care of its collection and disposal. In addition to recycling equipment such as PCs, laptops and servers, we also ensure that all data is safely removed through a range of hard drive, media tape and server tape destruction methods.
All functioning computers are donated to Computer Aid, who ship them to Africa where they play a valuable role in education and health. We are able to provide you with a CSR certificate stating which project your donated obsolete computer has contributed towards.