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Corporate Environmental Sustainability

Microsoft is committed to delivering technology innovations that will help organizations reduce energy demands, manage energy and environmental footprint, and rethink business practices to reduce environmental impact and improve their bottom line. Our goal is to enable IT efficiency and help our customers use IT to support sustainability across the business.

Reduce the Carbon and Energy Impact of Your Data Center
  • By shifting to a cloud services model for collaboration, communications, and/or business service capabilities—and then discontinuing use of the servers that were previously dedicated to running these workloads in your data center—you can reduce your carbon emissions by 30–90% per user. When you select a service provider that is one of the top data center operators in the world and is making significant investments in efficiency and sustainability, the odds are that the outsourced data center operations will be more efficient.
  • Cloud computing platforms provide access to on-demand compute and storage, helping you reduce the capital costs associated with purchasing hardware and infrastructure, save energy costs, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Reduce Travel, Commuting, and Office Space Requirements with Anywhere Connectivity
You can streamline communications and at the same time reduce the need for business travel with unified communications technology, providing an integrated platform of email, voicemail, calendaring, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and desktop sharing—saving cost and reducing your carbon footprint.