These longer term solutions can be more difficult to implement, but the rewards are much higher!
Replace your power hungry desktop PCs with more energy efficient laptops
It’ll cost an average of £20,000 to replace 25 desktop computers with laptops (at £800 per laptop), but over 4 years it’ll cost £24,000 to run 25 desktops. Whereas, it’ll only cost £3,228 to run 25 laptops over 4 years, meaning that over the 4 year period it’ll still be cheaper to replace your desktops with laptops, with an average saving of £772.
If electricity prices rose to £0.50 per Kwh then over 4 years 25 desktops would cost £35,000 to run, meaning you would save £10,254 if you replaced your desktops with laptops over the 4 year period.
Not to mention, having laptops instead of desktops increases your staff’s possibility of working from home, which means you could save even more money by having fewer people at the office.
If you’re using Microsoft 365, you could move your computers to the Microsoft cloud.
Depending on your current Microsoft 365 package, you could already be entitled to do this with the resources costing just £18 per user on a 3 year commitment.
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Migrate your existing on-premise servers to Microsoft Azure.
With 1 and 3 year commitments available, this could take out a huge chunk of your energy consumption by not having to power a server on-premise. But that isn’t the only benefit.
- Save money on energy costs
- No need for hardware renewals
- No expensive upfront expenditure
- A reduced risk of downtime
All in all, energy prices are only going to go up, and with the energy price cap not applying to businesses, you need to do everything you can in order to keep costs down, and profits high. These tips will help you keep on top of your energy bills so that you can go this winter without worrying about the bank.
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