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Survey shows IT budgets fail to account for energy costs

Even though more than half of businesses say they account for all costs associated with a piece of technology before they will invest in it, more than half also fail to account for energy costs when planning their IT budgets.

This according to a recent survey released by Avanade, the business technology services company that was created by a joint venture of Microsoft and Accenture. The poll reflects the responses of approximately 500 surveyed in the second half of 2009. The intention was to gather attitudes about cloud computing.

Approximately one quarter of the survey respondents cited energy as among their top three IT costs per year, and more than half are evaluating cloud computing options energy consumption as at least one of the criteria driving that decision.

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