Many of the computers running on government networks are left on, running at full power 24/7, yet they are only used between 5-8 hours per day. This is like leaving a 100 watt light bulb on all the time, even when no one is in the room. Simply mandate that all local IT staff enable the most efficient Energy Star settings on every computer.
I am assuming that other agencies are like mine, IT folks require us to log-off but not turn off work stations at the end of the day. I understand this but there's no effort to remind workers to turn off monitors. A digital pop up once you hit the log-off option would I think help get people into the habit of doing so.... more »