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Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the way IT is managed and delivered. Businesses and government agencies are embracing cloud computing to enhance IT energy efficiency and provide new ways to address environmental challenges.

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Environmental Sustainability and the Cloud

Whether they know it or not, most people already use cloud-enabled services. Email, social media, online gaming and many mobile applications are all hosted in the cloud.

When organizations move business applications to the cloud, energy use and their carbon footprint per user is reduced by at least 30 percent. For small businesses the result can be even more dramatic, with potential carbon savings of up to 90 percent per user.

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Environmental Sustainability and the Cloud
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Energy-Smart Buildings

Enery-Smart Buildings

Through a pilot program and white paper, Microsoft is sharing knowledge of how organizations can use IT successfully to improve the bottom line and reduce environmental impacts.

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Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Cloud

Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Cloud

Eye On Earth is a groundbreaking online portal that The European Environment Agency (EEA), working with Microsoft, launched to give individuals and governments a direct connection to their environments. ...continue reading

Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Cloud

Hosted on our cloud-based Windows Azure technology, and visualized through Bing Maps, Eye On Earth provides 600 million people with near real-time access to localized, easy-to-understand environmental data like air and water quality. It is available in 26 languages and reaches 32 EEA member states.

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