Fujitsu has published a new report, “ICT Sustainability: The Global Benchmark 2012”, based on analysis of information from 1,200 CIOs and ICT managers in eight countries. It found that efforts to improve the energy efficiency of information and communications technology in these firms seem to have reached a plateau, with little improvement since their last survey. In fact, Fujutsu’s “Global ICT Sustainability Index” may have declined in 2012 compared to 2011. There is a lot of room for further improvement of energy efficiency and sustainability in ICT operations.
The survey found that larger organizations had much higher ICT Sustainability Index scores than smaller organizations. Businesses with more than 5,000 employees had an average score of 61.6, while firms with 500 or fewer employees had an average score of 48.8. Big companies are saving a lot more money through improvements in ICT efficiency than are smaller companies.