Companies Shifting to Cloud Computing Save Energy & Cut Waste

December 6, 2011 No Comments

It’s a good thing the rise of cloud computing is essentially unstoppable: New research shows just how much energy companies can save from a migration, even while the same research shows even wider business benefits from cloud computing.

A study just published by CSC asked more than 3,600 IT decision makers across eight countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia about how and why their companies migrated to remote computing options. While the top-level findings, especially around green IT, were not surprising, the broad array of benefits businesses accrued from the cloud chart some new territory.

The survey found that 64 percent of organizations cut their energy use and reduced waste as a result of a shift to cloud services. That finding is certainly in line with other studies, including one from the Carbon Disclosure Project published this summer that showed how cloud computing can lead to $12.3 billion a year in energy savings by 2020.

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