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Cloud computing raises new ethics and sustainability questions

Cloud computing raises new ethics and sustainability questions

[Editor's Note: GreenBiz contributor Eric Louie wrote last week about some of the current environmental benefits of cloud computing . In this article, BSR authors Dunstan Allison Hope and Ryan Schuchard discuss the tech trend's potential for even greater sustainability gains.] Just a decade ago, it would have been hard for all but the most tech-savvy to imagine the extent of cloud computing today. The cloud -- what some are calling “the factory of the 21st century” -- is a complex system of data centers worldwide that store, process and deliver information on demand over the Internet, providing users with resources, applications and information that they previously would have stored locally. The cloud, run by a network of IT service companies, Internet firms and telecommunications services providers, offers services to all of us, from banks and retailers to individuals lik...

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