UK Businesses Losing Money On PCs Running Overnight

Posted: Mar 26 2009, 8:10am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:36pm CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


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According to a new reports UK businesses are losing £300 million powering computers overnight each year. The study was conducted by a firm called 1E and found that nearly a third of UK employees leave their computers on all the time.

Each of the computers left running overnight rack up about £17 in electrical costs each year. However, data suggests that as much as 70% of workers leave their PCs on.

That makes sense in the business world where backups are often set to run at night along with updates to prevent drops in productivity. I would imagine some of that is simply the cost of doing business.

Via PCPro

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