Library Software Doesn't Grow On Trees - But Luckily It Can Help Plant Some
Softlink are beginning their move to become carbon neutral. This started with a tree planting ceremony which took place in Oxfordshire at the end of March, the option to plant a tree was offered through GreenMinutes, an environmentally friendly and carbon neutral telephony service, this was as a result of a new phone system.
The tree was planted by Gregor Waller, Softlink's IT System Manager (See picture below). Speaking after the planting Gregor explained what had motivated the move, "More and more our customers are moving to Hosted solutions, with this move we have had make greater investments in our server technology. The next natural step was to see how we could offset this increase in our server usage. Over the coming months we will be looking at what steps we need to take to ensure our impact on the environment is kept to a minimum".
The tree was planted successfully and Gregor is now safely back behind his desk and ensuring all Softlink systems are running smoothly.
Softlink has recently launched Liberty Cloud
and announced successes with its Oliver Hosting
LMS. These successes have driven the need to offset its carbon emissions and will hopefully help "grow" Softlink's business.