Cloud Computing And Carbon Emissions

IBM Cloud Computing

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If I were an IT worker, these are the types of wins I’d be on the lookout for. Not only is this a boon to corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, it’s just more efficient. Very few companies are in the email infrastructure business, and there’s a reason for that. Stick to what your good at and look to specialists to supplement the rest.

"The study found that for large enterprises, cloud-based applications can reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with their servers, networks and storage infrastructure by 30 per cent or more. In one case, a consumer goods company cut its IT infrastructure emissions by 32 per cent by moving 50,000 email users from internal email infrastructure to Microsoft’s cloud."

via ft.com

 

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Goats Instead of Lawn Crews

My wife and I were joking {sorta) this would be an interesting business to start on the side. I bet we’d make some friends just be eliminating the noise pollution alone. Go Google.
 
"The cost of bringing in the goats is comparable to hiring lawn mowers for the same job and the green benefits are clear: the goats eliminate mower emissions, reduce noise pollution, restore plant species and fertilize while grazing.
 

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