NASBA, The Association of Channel Resellers, Helps VARs with Green IT
Green IT is more than a fashion now; it’s also part of government and private sector requirements to IT suppliers, as NASBA (The Association of Channel Resellers) knows.
The association has a Green IT Resource Center on its website to help resellers recognize and conform to the different Green IT regulations, such as EPEAT and ENERGY STAR.
When Green IT is a Must
The NASBA resource center cites different regulations and links to relevant websites.
The section on Green Ready components also lists conforming parts and complete products such as PC notebook and desktop systems.
A note on the page says the list can be updated by suppliers by sending information about their own Green IT offerings.
Competitive Advantage from IT Greening
There are also good IT sales reasons to offer green IT products.
The resource center offers a handy ENERGY STAR slide presentation with some hard-hitting advantages of conforming to power management standards— up to $100 annual savings per computer, for example (GE saves $6.5 million per year). And they can do all this while helping the planet.
Underdeveloped Resource Center Strengths
NASBA (The Association of Channel Resellers) has also given its Green IT resource center a blog section.
What this needs now is more blog posts to encourage interaction with resellers, and to make the most of the competitive advantage mentioned above. More news items and additions to the list of approved manufacturers would also be welcome.
What do you think about online Green IT resource centers like this? How often has Green IT been a decisive factor in your bid to win business? Tell us about your experience with Green IT in the COMMENTS section.
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