Putting a Green Philosophy into Practice ramsac, a leading IT solutions consultancy, today announced its ‘Cash for Carbon’ scheme as part of the company’s green thinking philosophy. In a bid to help reduce the carbon impact of its network consultants commuting to customer offices, ramsac has announced a discount on their daily fees if a client is happy to have work carried out remotely from ramsac’s own offices, instead of on customer sites. Every time they do this, ramsac will offer its customers the choice of either a £50 daily discount, or a £50 donation on the client’s behalf to the environmental charity, Friends of the Earth.
Managing Director of ramsac, Robert May explains, “We believe that our business has a responsibility to account for its environmental impact. Our aim is to achieve continuous improvement in our environmental management and performance, to minimise pollution and to encourage support from all our staff and suppliers, in order to become a more sustainable business.”
Using the latest remote connection technologies, ramsac can quickly establish a secure connection to its client’s networks, meaning that network consultants can carry out an increasing list of tasks without the need to be physically in front of the machine they are working on. In addition ramsac’s serverguard solution proactively monitors servers and critical machines remotely, meaning that most potential issues can be spotted and prevented remotely, before they escalate into issues that require engineer site visits.
May continues, “We also want to help our clients’ organisations to reduce their environmental impact, by the efficient use of technology.
As a small example, remote working solutions can help to reduce the number of journeys made to and from the office or to remote sites. “Thin Client” computing means that customers can use desktop machines for longer, reducing the turnover and disposal of old IT equipment. Improved telecoms and video conferencing can reduce the number of off site meetings we need, which in turn decreases the carbon impact of unnecessary road, rail and air journeys.”