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'Green IT-in-a-Box' centralised system saves costs

Energy, Materials
All sectors, Office and administration
High cost
Annual saving:
Payback time:
0.08 - 2 Year(s)
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Resource savings: Energy:
Around € 400 saved on annual electricity consumed by multiple work stations in the past
Resource savings: Raw material:
Multiple work stations and cables replaced by a single server
Associated cost savings: Raw material:
Associated cost savings: Energy:
50% / 400€
Payback time:
As an upgrade decision, a single server offers rapid payback (one server can cost less than several workstations)
Total cost savings:
€ 8 022 (£ 7 084) capital savings by replacing workstations with a single server Estimated energy savings over five years of € 2 181 (£ 1 926)
Premises and operation areas:
Office management
Size of company:
Micro (less than 10)
Advancement in applying resource efficiency measures:
One off investment:
5000 - 15000€

Thinking outside, and inside, the box

  • Superfast and green IT solution saves family business money 
  • 50 % energy savings cut operating costs by around € 2 181

Discounted Office Supplies (DOS) is a family-owned company in the UK with a focus on customer service. Until recently, the company had PCs with old and slow Windows XP operating systems which were inefficient and lacked the latest tools for remote-working and network management.

DOS needed a one-stop solution to upgrade its IT and improve energy performance. The 'Green IT-in-a-Box' solution offered by local IT company, Managed IT Experts, offered a centralised, shared resource for all staff and eliminated the need to use and maintain individual work stations for each user.

Key benefits

DOS workers now enjoy superfast computing and all the benefits of a conventional server and network support, saving the company over € 8 022 (£ 7 084). The new system also means more than 50 % energy savings that could shave an estimated € 2 181 (£ 1 926) off DOS' energy bills over the next five years.

DOS employees now also have tidier, cable-free workspaces and they can work remotely from any device – laptop, home PC, tablet, or smartphone –anywhere in the world.


As a small family business with an IT requirement I’ve never known where to turn without it costing a small fortune. Nice to know that you can be there to help when required without it costing the earth.” - Roger Hunt, Discounted Office Supplies Director



Case sudy, 'Discounted Office Supplies isn’t so stationary', Managed IT Experts, https://manageditexperts.co.uk/portfolio/discounted-office-supplies/#


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