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The Costs of Network Traffic

Wednesday, February 7, 2007 by Slaughter Development

Network connections between computers, servers and other devices might seem insigificant compared to the energy required to run the equipment itself. However, according to The Register, the world’s packet-switched networks are wasting a billion dollars in power costs.

Most of the problem, according to expert Mike Bennett, is that we maintain high-speed connections even though they are usually unnecessary. Network cables and interfaces operate at peak performance, even in the quiet midnight hours when almost no one is online. Just reconfiguring equipment to automatically switchover to lower speeds can mean big savings.

Lateral thinking about resources can identify creative ways to conserve and reduce costs. If your company wants to better assess existing systems, services and workflow, contact Slaughter Development to schedule a consultation.

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