Energy and environmental concerns are growing rapidly worldwide. Consumers and corporations are making fundamental lifestyle and business changes in order to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Consumers want to buy resource-efficient products, such as fuel-saving vehicles, electricity-cutting compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and water-conserving dishwashers and washing machines. “Less is the new more,” and customers are showing greater preference for manufacturers and retailers that take steps to protect the environment.
As customer loyalty is increasingly linked to companies practicing greater social responsibility, more corporations are investing in solutions that reduce their impact on the environment. In addition to positively impacting customer perception and satisfaction, resource conservation – through modifying operations, products and services – can also save money and improve the bottom line. This was the case with an innovative multi-pack carrier developed for NCR scanners:
Like Walmart, other retailers also face a challenging marketplace, where margins are constantly under pressure. Fortunately, there are point-of-sale (POS) solutions that lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) by using the latest energy-efficient technologies. This brief describes how the RealPOS* 70XRT POS workstation, equipped with Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, can help meet environmental and long-term cost objectives.