Many offices have been affected by the economy. They are struggling to discover ways of saving money without letting employees go or decreasing their ability of the office to function normally.
One thing that will not require much effort, but will make a big difference is setting up remote power management
Newer technology seems to be associated with more expense, but there are money saving technology developments for the economical office. Some offices use external hard drives to store data and some use discs. An office could save money by using online storage clouds. This is less expensive than purchasing media such as hard drives and discs. All employees will benefit by having simultaneous access to the data and there are no lost or damaged files from a physical disc drive or disc.
The remote power management system saves on electricity also. The entire office network can be accessed through one computer and that computer can be used to turn off a computer in the office that has been left on. Some power management programs can be used to reduce power, saving as much as $60 a year for each computer. This amount escalates when dealing with several office computers.
Purchasing all new computer equipment may seem expensive, but older equipment consumes a large amount of power. Newer models are designed to use as little as possible while lowering the energy bill. They are called green machines. Another advantage is they last longer because they do not overheat.
Whether replacing all computer equipment or just upgrading equipment and power management systems, the self-esteem of the office staff will increase with the awareness that they will not lose their jobs and knowing that even though their hard drives are replaceable they are not.