Go Green!

We hear a lot these days about our environment and how we should be more “green.”  Normally, we think of recycling, emissions, and use of chemicals, but have you heard one of the new buzz-words, “Green IT?”  Here is the definition I found on Webopedia:  “Green IT:  also called green computing, Green IT describes the study and the using of computer resources in an efficient way. Green IT starts with manufacturers producing environmentally-friendly products and encouraging IT departments to consider more friendly options like virtualization, power management, and proper recycling habits.  The government has also recently proposed new compliance regulations which would work toward certifying data centers as green.  Some criteria include using low-emission building materials, recycling, using alternative energy technologies, and other green technologies.”


If you are concerned about the environment, there is a technology that is making huge strides to help the environment, but it is probably not something you would normally think of.  Here is a good article describing how Laserfiche document imaging is helping our environment.  See:  http://www.laserfiche.com/newsroom/pressrelease/2008/040208_trees_saved.html


If you have not implemented document imaging into your organization, maybe now is the time to “go green.”