That’s one for the green IT market, one for the insurer’s data center. Throughout insurers’ current battle with the global economic recession, organizations have changed the way they evaluate, budget for and deploy green IT, according to senior analyst at Datamonitor, Rhonda Ascierto, who authored a recent report about green IT. “The downturn has also resulted in green IT trends for datacenters, client devices and asset lifecycle management, as well as re-shaped return on investment (ROI) models.”

Datamonitor research shows IT budgets are likely to remain flat in 2009, which means cost-effective green IT is likely to increase in demand. Ascierto’s report, “Can Green IT Bloom in an Economic Downturn,” shows that the global economic downturn presents an ideal time for organizations to deploy green IT solutions. Restricted IT and capital expenditure (capex) budgets demand disciplined spending and IT decision makers can only justify expenditure that will either cut costs or boost efficiency. Green IT is uniquely positioned to satisfy both of these requirements.

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