Colour Your Business Green with Cloud Computing

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Going Green has become a major trend within many industries, and many organizations are making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. Becoming environmentally conscious can reduce your operating expenses by lowering your energy consumption. One approach you can take to go green is moving your ERP system to the cloud. Businesses that host their ERP system in the cloud consume less energy compared to businesses that run their own infrastructure on-premise.

How does hosted cloud ERP reduce your energy usage?

  1. Less on-premise hardware: Your system will run in an off-premise data center. This will take away the need for large, in-house hard drives to store information.
  2. Using data center resources: Shared resources such as fire suppression brings and economy of scale that leads to a lower ratio of materials per customer. Lower the amount of equipment produced reduces the energy required for production.
  3. Scalable resources: Cloud computing is all about IT efficiency and optimizing resource consumption. You are able to purchase just the right amount of resources for the size of your business. This eliminates the burden of maintaining more resources than you need.

A study by Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy finds small businesses can cut 90% of their carbon footprint by moving to the cloud. Small businesses can surely benefit from cloud computing through reducing their start-up costs which is another kind of “green” savings. Saving on cloud computing puts your company in a better financial position and allows flexibility for future financial planning.

At WatServ, we make it easy for you to migrate from on-premise infrastructure to private cloud computing. Through our services you don’t have to focus on the infrastructure; you just focus on the data migration. Even with a fully engineered, custom solution we can still have most customer environments up and running in less than a month. Contact WatServ in order learn more about our services.

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