19 Jul '11, 3pm

Data Storage and the Environmental Benefits of the Cloud #cleantech

Data Storage and the Environmental Benefits of the Cloud #cleantech

Although energy efficiency gains of public cloud computing can be realized by organizations of all sizes, a move to the cloud is particularly beneficial for smaller organizations that don’t have enough user demand to achieve significant utilization of their IT equipment. A recent study by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy showed that energy use and carbon emissions are reduced by at least 30% per user when organizations use Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services (such as Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft SharePoint Online) or Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online instead of on-premises installations of those applications. For small organizations, the study showed up to a 90% reduction in energy use and emissions.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/data-storage-benefit-...

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