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At Microsoft, we see information technology (IT) as a key tool that can help address the daunting energy and environmental challenges facing the world today. Find out how Microsoft and our partners can help your business reduce its environmental impact.

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Saving Energy and Reducing Carbon in the Cloud

Saving Energy and Reducing Carbon in the Cloud

Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the way IT is managed and delivered. When organizations move business applications to the cloud, energy use and the applications' carbon footprint per user are 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.

Learn about the environmental benefits of moving to the cloud (.pdf)

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Saving Energy and Reducing Carbon in the Cloud

Unleashing the Power of Power Management in Windows 7

Saving Energy and Reducing Carbon in the Cloud

Energy efficiency was a guiding principle in the design of the Windows 7 operating system. But third-party applications also have an important role to play, and we provide energy-smart development guidance and tools for developers and IT professionals developing for the Windows platform.

Learn how to reduce IT energy costs with power management