Welcome to Ecopresence.org, where our goal is to help people “save money, save time, save the planet!” Ecopresence.org is a blog that is dedicated to using its expertise, in audio visual and videoconferencing technologies, in order to enable green-focused and informed business decisions, while taking into account these technologies environmental factors, as well as return on investment and total cost of ownership.
What are audio visual and videoconferencing technologies?
When this blog talks about audio visual and videoconferencing technologies, we are focusing on products involved with the latest technology that aid in enhanced communication in the digital age. We will be touching on the green side of videoconferencing infrastructure and endpoints, audio visual devices, and streaming/ recording/ replay devices, to give a few examples. In order to become recognized as experts, we will not often stray from this category of technology.
What are “green-focused” and informed business decisions?
Ecopresence.org takes several things into account with its definition of “green focused” when it comes to technology. We will be taking a look into exactly what makes for a “greener” technology, and what less obvious characteristics might be worth greater consideration than expected. We will then take these green considerations and tie them into business side of this industry, thus furthering what will become a practical and informed business decision.
For example, let’s say that we have 2 seemingly identical projectors as far as price and potentially hazardous materials are concerned, except for the fact that projector X consumes less power to operate. Does that mean that projector X is “greener” than projector Y? Ecopresence intends to take a deeper look into situations like this. Yes, projector X is helping to save the planet and your money by using less power. However, if projector X requires more maintenance or upkeep than its competition, then any cost savings with electricity are void by the new cost to keep the machine running, and any “green” effect on the environment that it might have caused can be ignored due to the greater carbon-footprint left behind as a result of shipping it around, bringing in parts, and using technicians.
Needless to say, “green-focused” and informed business decisions have quite a few factors to consider.
What environmental factors are taken into account with these technologies?
Ecopresence.org will take into account a multitude of environmental factors that should be taken into consideration when weighing the pros and cons of audio visual and videoconferencing technologies. We will touch on issues concerning these devices’ safety of materials, shipping/ assembly/ logistics factors, idle and active power consumptions, and maintenance/ upkeep’s toll on the environment, just to name a few.
By factoring in these environmental properties, Ecopresence.org hopes to provide a better and greener foundation on which to make your final decision.
How does return on investment and total cost of ownership factor into this?
Ecopresence.org understands that price is a huge thing to consider when researching this technology. That’s why the return on investment and total cost of ownership are going to be huge players in our recommendation or coverage of products. We want to make sure that the technology being invested in is going to benefit you, and isn’t going to constantly dig back into your pocket. We don’t want to recommend setups with a short life span, or vast maintenance costs because we understand and want to help explain the correlation between the green in your pocket and the green in our planet.
A number of other economic considerations will measured through our research as well, and in doing so we hope to continue to add to our mission of saving everything time, saving people money, and saving the planet.
Expect weekly articles from Ecopresence.org that help enable green-focused and informed business decisions for audio-visual and videoconferencing devices, while taking into account these technologies environmental factors, as well as return on investment and total cost of ownership. We are going to use our unbiased expertise to aid in this mission of ours, and hope to build a community of active and informed readers in the process.
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