Ministry in new major green IT campaign
Manama, May 18, 2013
The Bahrain Works Ministry has launched a major green information technology initiative.
It aims to increase staff awareness about the need to protect environment and cut carbon footprint, information technology director Hisham Sater said.
The initiative follows the ministry's success with a green building technology push, he was quoted as saying in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Sater said this was also in line with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, while promoting public health.
The initiative will create an environment-friendly office culture through preserving nonrenewable resources such as papers and cartridges, save power and promote recycling.
The ministry aims to reduce the use of paper, instead opting for electronic documents, Sater said.
The directorate has also activated virtual desktops by replacing 30 per cent of computer servers with virtual desktops, thus reducing maintenance costs and saving energy.
Awareness campaign will be held in an attempt to change staff behavioural habits, he said.-TradeArabia News Service
More IT & Telecommunications Stories
- Talia seals new partnership with Thuraya
- 4-pillar approach for telecom operators to boost growth
- Dubai mobile emissions below global standards
- Nawras signs capacity contract with SES
- Etisalat showcases satellite solutions at Cabsat
- Batelco launches 4G LTE roaming
- Gulf Air clinches best innovation award
- Viva inks Pepsi partnership deal
- Du offers free smarphones on tablet purchase
- Batelco launches double credit promotion
- Cyber threats focus of Bahrain security talks
- Bahrain tech expo to honour innovators
- Scope ME named distributor for InfoWatch
- Nawras quadruples 3G+ mobile services
- Menatelecom expands bill paying network
- Du joins new global cable consortium
- Kuwait moves to create telecoms watchdog
- Batelco backs Royal Fund for Martyrs
- Egypt's Global Telecom posts $749m Q4 loss
- Red Hat launches open source BPM suite
- Batelco announces new board
- Batelco offers improved broadband
- You don't own phone numbers, warns TRA
- Tech giants back top Qatar ICT event
- Du to provide wifi access in public areas
- Zain finalises $800m, five-year loan facility
- Ooredoo Q4 net profit falls 36pc to $140m
- Mobily, Etisalat team up for LTE roaming
- Batelco approves $84m dividends for 2013
- Etisalat Q4 profit rises 70pc to $394m