The Cloud is an extremely green product that assists businesses with their carbon footprint and other corporate social responsibility issues. So how does the Cloud help the environment?
- Electronic communication and storage reduces the need for printing, which in turn saves print, paper and postage costs, as well as hours of manual labour.
- Video clips and photographs can be stored on the Cloud and this can negate the need for individuals to travel to site. This not only saves in fuel and parking costs but also in travel time.
- Individuals can decide for themselves if they want to print off documents. This is a change from all members of a team receiving all information via post regardless of whether it is relevant to them.
- There is no need for a business to run expensive servers in their own offices to host their own data when using the Cloud. This results in a business using less power not only for their hardware but also for their air conditioned server rooms which the Cloud does not require.