Have you considered the power of the cloud to strengthen your business’s environmental responsibility plan?
Nowadays, businesses are not measured solely by their financial results. Instead, more and more companies include the measurement of their impact on the environment in their performance parameters. In addition, they have accountability programs and efficiency indicators that reflect their performance in this field.
There are several reasons why cloud computing is an option that offers more benefits and benefits for businesses every day while helping to meet the goals of reducing an organization’s environmental impact and carbon footprint. The UK’s Ministry of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has recently advised UK businesses to accelerate cloud adoption to support carbon reduction strategies.
In addition to the security, reliability, agility, efficiency, and availability benefits that the cloud offers for a business, we can also highlight benefits from other angles. For example, utilizing business clouds such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google efficiently affects resource utilization. Consolidating the storage of thousands of companies in global data centers allows the number of on-premises computers to be dramatically reduced and replaced with better performing equipment, used more efficiently. In the end, we can say that a smaller volume of equipment is and they are better used.
The three largest cloud computing service providers, AWS, Microsoft, and Google, which according to CloudTech, reach 61% of global infrastructure, invest in renewable energy, and combine its use with local grid energy, aiming to achieve 100% renewable energy in the future. In this way, customers of cloud services are decreasing their impact on the environment. Microsoft, for example, offers its Azure users the ability to use the sustainability calculator, which provides them with a report on the emissions generated by resources purchased in the Azure cloud.
In addition, the cloud offers the ability to reduce or eliminate document printing, improving data availability and security in organizations. This reduction in paper usage combined with more efficient cloud storage options is added to the benefits mentioned above, with positive implications for organizations’ energy management and waste management.
The cloud offers benefits in all respects for your business and that of your clients. So, what are you waiting for to grow your business while maximizing performance benefits and increasing the positive impact you can generate on managing climate change?