The IT and technology ecosystem now accounts for more than 10% of the worlds electricity generation and is likely to continue to grow, with this in mind, at Rockford IT, a managed IT services provider, we work to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Rockford IT is a leading hosting expert in Shropshire and throughout the UK. Our hosting services are provided through our own data centres and they are power hungry. With this in mind we do everything we can to ensure we are as green as we can be:
Using renewable sources for power. Rockford IT has ensured that all electricity throughout the office and it’s data centre is supplied by renewable sources. View our certificate here.
Using virtual hosting platforms. Virtualisation cuts down on the amount of physical machines which saves on power and maintenance.
Update equipment regularly. Manufacturers continually improve the efficiency of their products and by continually updating equipment we ensure our customers get access to the best equipment while at the same time reducing our power needs.
Energy Efficiency. We use automated power saving systems and turn off PCs at night and at the weekend if they are not being used.
Recycling. We recycle paper and cardboard and promote a recycling ethos throughout the business. We keep paper use to a minimum using email and our CRM system whenever possible.
Local. Wherever possible we source from local suppliers, good for the environment and good for Shropshire.
Travel. We aim to take the train whenever practical.
Environmentally Friendly Products & Services
UTM Appliances. As IT security specialists, Rockford IT offers customers WatchGuard Unified Threat Management appliances, which combine Web Filtering, Antivirus & Intrusion Prevention in a complete solution, saving on the number of physical hardware appliances needed (materials & packaging) and on power consumption.
Highly effective email filtering system. Spam email is a significant energy drain – up to 33 terawatt hours (TwH) of power per year* (the equivalent of electricity use for 2.4 million homes). Email filtering saves 135TwH or the equivalent of taking 13 million cars off the road.
Rockford IT offers a spam filtering system which vastly reduces the amount of SPAM email you receive, saving you valuable time and money.