BWC Green IT Audit now in partnership with South Africa consultancy sustainableIT

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BWC (British Worldwide Computers), a leading UK green Information Technology Consultancy specialising in high-end IT and management consulting, has appointed sustainableIT, a South African consultancy as its representative for its Green IT Audit Tools in South Africa.

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With rising energy costs and an increasing focus within companies and organisations around sustainability and lowering of the carbon footprint, BWC’s Green IT Audit is about creating a simple-to-use but effective framework for environmental IT projects. It allows companies to build up cast iron business cases to make the inevitable investments required to bring down overall carbon footprints and make long-term savings.

This green maturity assessment enables comparisons around Green IT activities across industry sectors and against peers, giving ICT departments a perspective on how they are tracking and where they should be focusing their efforts. It seeks to quantify current best practices and to better understand the role that ICT is taking in enabling sustainable business activities.

The solution will be delivered to South Africa clients at no charge via sustainableIT’s website. It takes respondents through a series of questions which rank companies based on Green Intent, Current Implementation, Adoption, Funding and Action. It also provides insight as to where a company ranks against nine key Green IT initiatives.

Tim James, director at sustainableIT said, “Whilst Green IT has been highly topical in the last two years, real progress and action has been very slow. Many companies are battling to come to grips with where their energy should be focused. The Green IT Fast Benchmark service allows organisations to get a perspective of where they are, how they compare against their peers and provides clear direction around Green IT strategy.”

The Green IT Audits are the brainchild of BWC senior consultants, who recognised a gap in the market and who shared their clients' frustrations at the absence of any clear methodology to benchmark, compare and assess or effectively plan, Green IT and carbon-reducing initiatives.

“Partnering with sustainableIT offers British Worldwide Computers a niche set of skills that understands not only the South African market, but also how sustainability and computing is intrinsically interlinked”, commented Martin Jackson, BWC Managing Director. “We expect this strategic partnership to go from strength to strength and look forward to expanding our footprint internationally.”

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