ADPC implements ‘green’ initiatives
Abu Dhabi, August 26, 2013
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the developer of both commercial and community ports, has introduced new ‘green’ initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.
The initiatives include the successful implementation of its virtualisation project, moving from 250 to less than 20 physical IT servers, resulting in energy, electricity and power consumption to be reduced by 80 per cent.
ADPC’s ICT Services has now put environmental friendly strategies in place to also save natural resources by focusing on reducing paper usage acoss its office and logistics landscape.
Over 450 services including HR, finance, procurement and customer relationship management, have been converted from hard copy manual papers to electronic forms.
Tape backups have been moved to disc, saving time and considerable storage space and reducing the backup window from 72 hours to eight hours.
Additionally, by using an internationally recognised document management system, all documents such as contracts, drawings, memos or correspondence are being digitally archived. A total sum of six terabyte of data, mostly pdf-files, has been collected to date, saving around 3,000 billion pages of printed material.
Another software program called ‘Secure Pull Solution’ is planned to be implemented by the end of the year. It allows documents to be printed off once the person who sent the printing order has actually gone to the printer and identified him-or herself via code, avoiding the unnecessary printing of documents which are not collected from source.
In addition, all toners, cartridges papers and drums are being recycled, and video conferencing is being promoted across all the office sites to reduce travelling and minimise the company’s carbon footprint.
Saif Al Ketbi, vice president-Information Technology, ADPC ICT Services, said: “We work to improve ADPC’s environmental performance continuously by implementing most effective software strategies that not only save time but help reduce energy consumption and preserve precious natural resources.” - TradeArabia News Service