IT firm saves money with energy-saving measures

The owner of a small IT consulting firm based in Maryland has revealed how a simple energy-saving initiative helped him to trim overhead costs and avoid making redundancies.

Steve Kolbe, president and founder of Analysys, told the Wall Street Journal that installing energy-saving equipment to the company's central IT system has reduced power consumption by 50 per cent.

In addition, Mr Kolbe revealed that money saved by the green initiative created a surplus of approximately $13,000 (£7,950) in the firm's operational budget.

"Technology is one of those fields where you can really do more with less," he told the newspaper.

Mr Kolbe explained that the success of the energy-saving project had a tangible impact for his employees - preventing the need for lay-offs and keeping up staff morale.

"We are first and foremost a people-driven company," he said.

Founded in 1995, Analysys launched its online consumer self-help portal in 2005. The firm has offices in Baltimore and Bethesda and currently employs about 40 people.

Published by Richard Bailey
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Friday 16th October 2009


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