Department of Labor

Green Computing

Move toward Green computing. Replace standard high energy / high BTU producing servers with energy efficient, smaller footprint blade servers. Implement cheaper data storage solutions, using tiered storage appliances. Support work from home by using MS SharePoint and Citrix for a standard cloud-computing environment. Reduce energy costs by reducing the workweek to 4 days, allowing users to either work a 4 day/10 hours a day week or have a work from home day (i.e. Fridays). None of these ideas are new, but if all of them were implemented across all federal agencies, the cost saving could be huge.

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