posted on December 17, 2011 16:34
A study just published by CSC
asked more than 3,600 IT decision makers across eight countries in the
Americas, Europe and Asia about how and why their companies migrated to
remote computing options. While the top-level findings, especially
around green IT, were not surprising, the broad array of benefits
businesses accrued from the cloud chart some new territory.
The survey found that 64 percent of organizations cut their energy
use and reduced waste as a result of a shift to cloud services. That
finding is certainly in line with other studies, including one from the
Carbon Disclosure Project published this summer that showed how cloud
computing can lead to $12.3 billion a year in energy savings by 2020.