By Andrew R Hickey, CRN
July 20, 2011
Cloud computing has the potential to save large companies a total of $12.3 billion annually on energy costs and reduce annual carbon emissions by 85.7 metric tons come 2020, according to a recent study examining the environmental impact of cloud computing published by the Carbon Disclosure Project.
The study, “Cloud Computing: The IT Solution for the 21st Century,” revealed that those dramatic energy savings and carbon emission reductions come as the amount of cloud computing spending by large U.S. enterprises increased from 10 percent to 69 percent of IT budgets. The study was conducted by independent analyst research firm Verdantix and was sponsored by AT&T (NYSE:T). It found that companies plan to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing from 10 percent to 69 percent of their IT spending by 2020.
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