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Buying two operating systems for every computer system

When new computer equipment is bought to refresh old equipment, systems are purchased with a license for a windows operating sytem. When IT departments recieve the systems we erase the current drive and put a different licensed operating system on the computer. We purchase at least 2 operating systems licenses per computer. If we were to purchase computers with no operating system the government could potentially save... more »

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Unnecessary Power with monitors

Shut down computer monitors during off hours. The average monitor uses 55 watts per hour. If the average off time was ten hours then: That would be 550 watts a day, 17050 watts a month, 200,750 watts a year that is wasted. If you time that by $.13 per Kwh, that is $26.10 per monitor a year. That is a lot of money throughout the US. Just on my base alone we can save $17829.82 a year.

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