Audit finds DOE could do more to amp up IT energy efficiency

Despite its desire for a more energy-efficient world, the Department of Energy is finding out firsthand that getting greener from an IT standpoint isn't as easy as its cracked up to be. An audit by the Office of the Inspector General between July 2008 and April 2009 finds the department's efforts wanting at seven different facilities.

Despite its desire for a more energy-efficient world, the Department of Energy is finding out firsthand that getting greener from an IT standpoint isn't as easy as its cracked up to be. An audit by the Office of the Inspector General between July 2008 and April 2009 finds the department's efforts wanting at seven different facilities. It figures that the agency could have saved another $1.6 million in energy costs by taking additional steps to manage power usage, notably of desktop computers, and in virtualizing non-classified applications onto shared servers. Here's the report about the audit.

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