Oil giant Shell plans to measure its information technology infrastructure for its green house gases and carbon emissions. The energy efficiency review will be conducted by AT&T and Cisco.
According to AT&T and Cisco, the audit will aim to measure Shell's energy usage patterns and IT's CO2 footprint. Once this data is aggregated, Shell CIO Alan Matula said in a statement the review will become "an integral part of our drive to improve performance, cut costs, and reduce CO2 emissions."
These reviews are becoming important to set a baseline for future green IT improvements. Meanwhile, vendors ranging from CA to SAP are creating software suites to better track the intersection of sustainability and technology infrastructure.
Shell added that the review will eliminate equipment, resize building requirements and embed energy efficiency in the company's networks, data centers and offices.
AT&T is already a big Shell IT services provider. Cisco was selected to join the green IT audit.
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