Green IT partners combine for more accuracy

Wednesday, 02 June, 2010

Connection Research and ComputersOff.ORG have announced a cooperative ragreement to work together on green IT accreditation and market analysis. Under the terms of the agreement, ComputersOff.ORG will use Connection Research’s Green IT Framework (developed in conjunction with RMIT University) to determine its areas of accreditation, and Connection Research will become a ComputersOff.ORG accreditation partner.

Relevant questions in Connection Research’s Green IT Benchmarking Survey will be used to determine whether organisations reach ComputersOff.ORG’s Green IT accreditation standards, and the two organisations will cooperate on a range of marketing, analysis and accreditation programs.

The ComputersOff.ORG accreditation program will be expanded to include enterprise and data centre issues, as well as IT enablement in addition to its current end-user accreditation program. It will also offer levels of accreditation, depending on how well the organisation scores in the relevant area of Connection Research’s green IT benchmarking program. Further expansion is planned, into other areas covered by the Green IT Framework, such as lifecycle and green IT metrics. Connection Research provides the assessment methodology. ComputersOff.ORG provides the value proposition.

"The relationship makes perfect sense for both organisations,” says Connection Research’s CEO William Ehmcke. “We are both interested in promoting Green IT, and we were both measuring it in different ways. This brings a common approach, in an important and growing area of IT where standards and benchmarks have been sorely lacking.”

“There are also many synergies in promoting the practice of Green IT,” says ComputersOff.ORG’s CEO Bianca Wirth. “We are each leaders in our field - by combining our resources we can each do our own jobs better and provide a better service to our clients.”

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