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Global IT firm welcomes Cyberjaya green incentives

AvantiKumar | Sept. 6, 2012
Rewarding home and business owners for reducing carbon emissions is a move in the right direction, says APC by Schneider Electric.

John Atherton - APC by Schneider Electric (cwm) modified

PHOTO - John Atherton, vice president, Malaysia, APC by Schneider Electric.


The Sepang Municipality authority's announcement of incentives to encourage owners of homes and business premises to reduce their carbon emissions is a welcome contribution to the green initiative, said IT power and cooling solutions provider APC by Schneider Electric.

Cyberjaya is a strategic location for data centres and ICT services in the country and this move will help the centre keep pace with the region's IT best practices, said APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia's vice president, John Atherton.

"At APC by Schneider Electric, we believe passionately about supporting Malaysia's transition to becoming a green and modern economy, with continued focus on the development of the ICT industry as part of its transformation," said Atherton.

"Businesses do not realise that IT, especially their data centres or server rooms, can be one of the most power intensive parts of a business, as it can account for up to 70 percent of the electricity bill," he said. "By implementing responsible IT infrastructures, businesses can save up to 30 percent of their electricity bill, lowering its costs by almost half of the usual amount."

Atherton said it was important for the country that its ICT and data centres optimised energy saving procedures to stay competitive in regional markets.


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