Avaya calculator shows how green your company is

Avaya has launched an online energy saving calculator. Avaya isn't the first one try to position itself as a green network gear vendor. Nortel trailblazed that tactic, using its so called-energy calculator to more-or-less skewer Cisco. Nortel's tactic didn't particularly work, if you can judge by its bankruptcy.

But Avaya is taking a softer approach with its calculator. It is not trying to say that it is "greener than the other guys" but to encourage companies to support telecommuters. The calculator determines how many kilowatts of energy, tons of carbon and gallons of gas or diesel can be saved annually based on the number of home working days a company permits. The results include the amount of energy saved by reductions in heating and lighting at office locations and by staff not traveling back and forth to work on a daily basis.

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