A further 9 percent don't know if their company has such a monitoring program in place, and of those that do monitor it, a quarter have seen their energy consumption increase over the past two years.
The figures come from IBM-sponsored research, which claimed that whilemight have a high profile within companies, few businesses have anything close to a proper strategy for dealing with it from an IT perspective.
But the research warned that rising energy costs and power-hungry technology mean these IT issues will . In the U.S., for example,
More than half of executives polled said their company does not measure the
Reliability, price and after-sales support are still the biggest factors when making IT purchases, the research found, with only 12 percent of 213 chief information officer respondents saying the energy efficiency of IT equipment is a critical purchasing criterion.
It said the plan involves emissions created by electricity use and facility heating and cooling. The company will also offset the emissions impact of employee business travel.
Steve Ranger of Silicon.com reported from London.