SOURCE: The Standish Group International, Inc.

January 30, 2008 08:58 ET

CIOs See Red Before Going Green; New Green Computing Research by The Standish Group Shows IT Chiefs More Concerned With Budgets Than Environment

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - "Our research clearly shows that rising energy prices are the number one driver for organizations to look towards energy-efficient computing resources," said Jim Johnson, Chairman, The Standish Group, ( "Each time that respondents were asked to choose between the environment and cost, they chose cost."

The Standish Group's "The Trends in Green Computing" report looks at the trends and drivers causing the rise of green computing and the role users and vendors play in the movement today. The research project was conducted with the assistance of non-profit Green Computing Impact Organization (GCIO).

"While cost is now the leading driver -- and is expected to remain in this position throughout 2008 -- the other drivers are making their own impact," said Karen Larkowski, Chief Evangelist of GCIO,, Dennis, MA. "Government mandates, the pressing needs for more space and more power, and a more enlightened IT community are just some of the trends the research uncovered."

"The Trends in Green Computing" report is a starting point to be able to measure the progress of this important movement. For example, the latest Standish DARTS (Demand Assessment Requirements Tracking Survey) shows only about 2% of organizations are well along with optimizing their computer environment for the protection of our ecosystem.

The Standish Group's "The Trends in Green Computing" report will be available free of charge to Standish Group subscribers on January 30th. Non-subscribers may obtain copies directly from The Standish Group at for $1,000 per copy.

About The Standish Group International, Inc.

Since 1985 The Standish Group has been helping end users and vendors of technology solutions prepare for the future. The Standish Group delivers fast, consistent and reliable IT advice built on a solid foundation of primary research. For further information on visit our website at:

About Green Computing Impact Organization, Inc. (GCIO)

GCIO is a non-profit organization that provides free baseline environmental audit programs to the IT user community. GCIO's mission is to educate and assist enterprise technology users in the design of environmentally aware and responsible information system operations. For further information visit our website at:

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