Do cloud services green your business?


CDW's fourth annual Energy Efficient IT Report addresses the question of whether cloud services can help companies save on energy costs. The report, which drew from the results of a 760-person survey, in various positions in non-profit, corporate, school, and government sectors, relayed that 62 percent of those asked thought that cloud computing was an energy-efficient solution for data consolidation. The report states that cloud computing can directly curb emissions, as well as energy costs associated with maintaining office space, by giving employees the freedom to telecommunicate and remotely access data that is otherwise only available at central locales. Hurdles--particularly more knowledge and education--still exists, the report states. Article

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