The MSPA Green IT certification program was created so that MSPs could expand the services they deliver to the consumers in a virtual and remote environment; reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and significantly reduce costs and increase profit margins; both for the consumer and the service provider.
"Anexio’s goal with Green IT is to leverage vendor neutral technologies and products to create sustainable solutions for our clients. The solutions we create focus on two key elements: environmental and economical conservation. We feel that Green IT is going to have a major impact within our industry and will bring tangible results to our clients bottom line," said Jeffrey Nelson, Anexio's president and CEO. "We are honored to receive this certification and will strive to continue as a leader in implementing Green IT solutions to our clients and bringing industry awareness to this initiative."
MSPs who achieve the Green IT certification must be able to demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas:
* Must be an accredited member of the MSPA
* Must be in good standing with the MSPA and abide by the MSPA code of ethics
* Must have a certain percentage of their clients managed remotely
* On-site remediation services not to exceed a certain percentage of total services revenue
* Percentage of trouble tickets must be performed remotely
* Proof of server and/or desktop virtualization implementations
* Data center power saving best practices
o Alternative energy sources
o Server virtualization
o Adoption of alternative data center cooling practices
* Must be able to demonstrate adoption of energy saving practices at client sites
“Achieving Green IT Certification is an important symbol of a company’s commitment to alternative energy sources, reduced carbon emissions, and energy conservation practices,” said Charles Weaver, MSPAlliance president. “We are very honored to name Anexio, Inc. as a Green IT Certified company.”
With 7,000 members worldwide, and as the world’s largest professional association and accrediting body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPA has developed a set of standards for MSPs and their clients to achieve Green IT Certification. As part of its Managed Services Accreditation Program™, this Green IT certification is based on quantifiable standards driven by several factors, including reduction of power consumption in data centers and offices, increased use of remote management of IT services to reduce carbon emissions, and other recognized Green initiatives.
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Anexio, Inc., founded in 1996, is a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions. Anexio specializes in comprehensive technology services for small-to-medium sized businesses on the west coast of Florida. The company offers services to a variety of clients, in multiple industries, with a solutions portfolio including managed IT services, sustainable Green IT solutions, traditional IT services, and IT strategy and consulting. For more information on Anexio and for a complete list of services please visit http://www.anexio.com/.
The MSPAlliance is a professional association of 7,000 managed service providers and service-enabling technology vendors, who work in a collaborative effort to define, promote and educate the Managed Services Industry and the end-user consumer on the adoption and successful use of technology through Managed Services. MSPAlliance member companies’ are able to achieve Green IT Certifications, Disaster Recovery Certifications, and ultimately achieve MSPAlliance Accredited Provider Status. The MSPAlliance also offers many member benefits, such as Insurance, leasing programs, educational workshops and an online Managed Services Institute. For more information about the MSPAlliance please visit http://www.mspalliance.com/