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Polaris receives ‘Best implementation of Green IT’ Award

Best implementation of Green ITPolaris Financial Technology Ltd, a provider of financial technology products, services and solutions has received the award for ‘Best implementation of Green IT’ at the National IT Leadership and Excellence Award organised by the Asia Outsourcing Congress.  Polaris was honoured with this title because of its continuous efforts on direct power reduction and for also reducing the carbon emission amounting to over 3517 tons.

Speaking about this achievement, Shashi Mohan, CIO and CTO, Polaris Financial Technology Limited said, “We are delighted to receive the ‘Best Implementation Green IT award’ as a part of our effective green initiatives implemented. Most organizations replace old RISC based servers and initiate server visualization as part of their ‘Go Green’ initiatives in their data centers. These basics are now into Polaris’ DNA. We, in Polaris, started a very unique way of Go Green by ‘Weekend Shutdown of the unused Servers: switch off the lights, the ones not needed and when not needed’. We strongly believe in the advantages of Video Conferencing and propagate the same, within the organization, and, with our customers. This has enabled us to reduce unnecessary travel across locations.”

The National IT Leadership & Excellence Awards acts as a yardstick and identifies excellence throughout the IT industry. The award takes into account the contributions made by individuals, projects and organisations for the development of the IT sector. With this award Asia Outsourcing Congress recognises the efforts made by Polaris in the direction of reducing the harmful effects on the environment and in creating a green and sustainable IT ecosystem.

In order to work for the Go Green initiative Polaris undertook many measures to save the environment and the ecosystem. The company has shutdown two of its unused servers which improves the data center energy and efficiency and will also take the green initiatives forward. Shutting down of these servers will lead to reduction in carbon emission and will in turn save the environment. Along with this the company also encourages the use of video conferencing within the organisations and with the clients across the globe. This step will save the energy spent on travelling. These green initiatives have benefited the company in a big way and they are able to save Rs 6 crore every year.


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