Green Technology: Concern opts for maximum efficiency

The Concern charity recently overhauled its IT systems - and took the opportunity to reduce its energy costs as well, writes Dermot Corrigan.

5th May, 2012
Jason Ward, EMC country manager, and Vincent Richardson, chief information officer, Concern Worldwide.

Concern Worldwide has recently replaced its legacy data centre systems with a new virtualised, cloud-based infrastructure which has significantly reduced its energy costs and allowed the humanitarian organisation to divert resources to where they are more urgently needed.

Concern has 3,500 staff, 2,000 of whom are computer users spread across 28 countries in different parts of the world.

Although it is an aid organisation, its IT systems and requirements are very similar to most similar-sized commercial operations, according...

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