New Research Gives Hard Numbers on How Cloud Computing Improves Environment

Friday Nov 5th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Microsoft-sponsored study says that enterprises can cut energy use and carbon emissions by 30 percent.

eWeek: Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy have released a new study on the impact of cloud computing on the environment. They found that large data centers could reduce energy use and carbon footprints by 30 percent or more. For small businesses, the savings were even greater--up to 90 percent.

"The study's findings confirm what many organizations, large and small, have already discovered: Cloud computing is more economical and IT resources are used more efficiently when business applications such as these are run in a shared environment," said Accenture Manager of Cloud Services James Harris.

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