Cloud Computing As Green IT

PCmag@Work (Small Business): Cloud Computing As Green IT

Sure, cloud computing is cheap and convenient and solves business continuity problems, but as Samara Lynn reports, it’s also good for the environment because it means fewer servers onsite and less cooling, which means less power consumption.

“The Cloud Expo 2010 just wrapped up in New York City. Many of the foremost experts on cloud computing discussed not only the high availability and cost-savings of public, private and hybrid clouds, but also spoke on the energy-efficiency associated with cloud technology.

Take Software-as-A-Service, for example. Accessing email, CRM or other platforms via the cloud, limits the physical infrastructure needed to deploy on-premise; hence, less servers, networking devices and less overall power and cooling needs.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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