02 Aug '11, 8am

Always on PCs wasting £30m a day

The UK's small businesses waste up to £30.8m a day by not turning PCs off overnight, according to new research from energy giant E.ON. The utility firm commissioned a survey of almost 800 small and medium sized businesses, and found that 39 per cent do not regularly shut down their computers overnight, while 20 per cent only fully turn off their PCs at weekends. FURTHER READING Datacentre power use overestimated as green tech and recession take effect Free On Demand Video: How to cut energy costs at a time of rising prices E.ON said that it costs 1p an hour to power a PC on standby, and that government figures show there are 4.8 million small and medium sized businesses in the UK employing an average of 110 people, meaning that the total cost to smaller businesses of PCs being left on runs to over £30m a day. Iain Walker, head of business sales at E.ON, suggested that the ...

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