But only the most ardent environmentalists want to reduce pollution by reducing consumption. "Going Green," as a sales pitch, is all about replacing old, dirty, inefficient products with newer, cleaner, better, higher-tech, and more expensive products.
Now however, economic activity is in the deep-freeze and 'green' is not enough to motivate people to become buyers. 'Cheap' is everybody's new hot button. Walmart's results in these hard times prove the point.
So, here are some recommendations for you for going cheap in the IT realm.
- Switch to Open-Source software.
- It is free. It is as good as or better than the crap from Microsoft, Apple and others.
- Don't Pay More than $200 for a new computer.
- For example: the Everex gPC3 with Ubuntu and lots of free software installed.
- Virtualize new PCs to take advantage of the excess capacity you already have before buying new hardware.
- Update your domain name.
- For us that would mean registering KeystoneisCHEAP.com.
Fortunately, experts agree, IT is cheap!