The Sustainability of Intervals

| January 14th, 2008 | ,

Our commitment to becoming a more sustainable company at Pelago is one of the motives behind our development of Intervals. Fortunately for us, Software-as-a-service (SAAS) is naturally a sustainable medium. SAAS circumvents the paper-waste of packaging and shipping an installable product, utilizes the processor power of centralized servers, and enables a flexible work pattern.

For every customer that signs up to use Intervals, that’s one less cardboard box — filled with plastic blister packs and paper manuals — being shipped across the country and nation in an airplane or truck. And, there’s no instruction manual telling you to upgrade your computer — because our servers are taking the brunt of the processor power — meaning one less castoff computer.

The ability to work from anywhere, anytime, helps our customers adapt a more sustainable work-style as well. They can work from home while the rush hour traffic clears; and gone are the days of having to drive back to the office and fire up the lights and computers after hours to handle an issue. Most of these issues can now be resolved remotely.

We have found Intervals to be irreplacable in our efforts to minimize our own impact. We work from home, ride our bikes to work, and carpool, all with the help of a software application. Our hope is that other companies will find Intervals to be enabling in their green efforts. This modest goal is one of our measures of success, is it one of yours?

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