Cut the Cord and Switch Your Thinking an article by Charles Prim in Tennessee Today will help you help UT save energy and $.
It includes answers to these questions:
Why isn’t it good enough to just turn off electrical appliances if you’re not using them?
Can you “wear out” a computer by turning it on and off every time you step away from it?
If you turn off your computer every night, won’t you miss out on anti-virus updates, which are installed early in the morning?
These are great tips for personal computers. But what about network servers and multi-user workstations? How can they be more “green”?