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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

with Kendra Morton, Flexera
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Cloud Computing Helps Reduce Energy Costs and Lower Carbon Footprint

December 2, 2010 No Comments

For businesses, going green would usually mean buying energy-efficient equipment or a hybrid or electric vehicle fleet and a reduced use of resources like paper. However, businesses can also reduce their carbon footprint by moving operations to the cloud. Using cloud computing tools in lieu of maintaining on-premise equipment can help enterprises reduce their carbon footprint and save on power costs.

A lifecycle analysis done by Accenture and WSP indicates that enterprises who run Microsoft cloud services like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Dynamics CRM Online stand to gain in terms of cost-savings from reduced energy use. Meanwhile, firms can reduce their carbon emissions by at least 30% per user by going to the cloud.

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