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Saving Costs and Energy With Windows Vista

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Executive Summary

Businesses are rapidly responding to the growing requirement for greater environmental stewardship by defining goals that will improve corporate environmental practices. Sustainable IT, also known as "Green IT", is one goal that is often at the top of the list. As evidence of the importance of sustainable IT, the market growth for related consulting services is rapidly accelerating. From a standing start of around $500 million in 2008, Forrester Research, Inc. predicts that "Enterprise user spending for green IT services will grow by 60% annually to reach $4.8 billion in 2013." This paper details the specific features of Windows Vista that make it more energy efficient, helping to reduce power consumption and costs.

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