...although we expected a benefit we were quite surprised by the results.
(PRWEB) June 14, 2012
According to a new study organised by Simple-Help.com an hour long session using remote support software uses less CO2 than driving an average car 100 metres.
The financial benefits of remotely working on a clients computer to provide support, fix problems and carry out maintenance have long been known. The cost of a car or aeroplane trip is easy to calculate and the numbers clearly stack up in favour of working remotely, hence explaining the industry's continual shift towards this type of work. SimpleHelp has taken the industry a step further by offering both small and large scale operations the opportunity to purchase their own highly scalable remote support, remote access and remote presentation server. Rather than paying costly ongoing fees IT providers can now run their own comprehensive remote suite in-house and reap the benefits of huge cost savings versus online subscription-based companies.
The time benefits are even easier to see since consultants can provide more help to more clients in the same working day if they spend less time travelling. In many cases this often means more chargeable hours of work and more financial benefits.
The green benefits of remote access software have been less easy to quantify. It has always made logical sense that boarding on a plane to travel 500 miles for a few hours of computer work and then back again is expensive in terms of CO2 usage but for shorter trips in the car one could dispute whether there was much benefit to be had.
As their spokesperson explained, Simple-Help.com decided to organise a study to compare the two: “It has always been great to be able to reference our remote support and access software and point out the cost benefits, particularly when compared to competing subscription models, but although everyone has agreed about the green benefits we haven’t until now had any figures to illustrate the extent of these benefits. When the results came back although we expected a benefit we were quite surprised by the results. With reasonable figures for car fuel consumption and computer power usage, a one hour remote support or access session uses less CO2 than driving just 100 metres”.
With the environment becoming more of a concern as time progresses and the rising cost of oil and transportation, the remote support industry as a whole is set to not just defend itself in terms of its green credentials but even to promote itself on the basis of them.
SimpleHelp Ltd are a UK based company offering self hosted remote desktop support software.