Sep 7 2013
One of the simplest way companies can green their workforce is by allowing personnel to work from home. Let’s analyse it from a Green IT perspective.
- Less cars on the street: this is simple, if your employees are not using their cars to commute from home to the office it’ going to be a reduction of cars on the street. Even if the personel does not use their own car but public service transportation it’ going to be better for the community.
- Commute time saving: without needing to commute everyday employees now have more time to do personal activities they love improving their lives and the relationship with the company.
- Savings for the company: less people at the workplace will end reducing operative costs of the company. An easy list of the benefits is less energy consumed for the heating/air conditioning system, less powered on computers. Not related to Green IT are cleaning the facilities, less coffee consumed an so on.
The idea of telecommuting has been around for a few years now since Internet simplified remote access to corporate networks. IT departments has been working to improve secure Te remote access services with some successes and some failures depending on how you look at it.