Does IT and eco-friendly go hand in hand? 

Technology brings a lot of environmental ramifications. That doesn’t mean we can’t lessen the impact it has on our beautiful planet.  

Does your organization have a green goal? It can be daunting because data centers alone account for approximately 12% of electricity consumption in the UK and between 1-2% of energy consumption globally. However, there is a way to make your IT systems more eco-friendly!  

With traditional data hardware systems being high maintenance, requiring cooling, and tons of electricity. Cloud computing is revolutionizing the IT industry by helping organisations lower their carbon footprint.  

We have all probably used some aspects of cloud computing in our daily lives without realising it. Cloud computing is the availability of computer systems over the internet including data storage, servers, and software. You can find a data center to host your cloud network that is powered by renewable energy. Cloud computing data centers also use less wattage and cooling leading to fewer carbon emissions. 

It can seem stressful to make the switch but there is a way you can dip your toe in. 

Microsoft 365 can be your first step to cloud computing. It is designed to be used online with all the applications, services and the data is hosted on Microsoft servers. You can use 365 on any device that can connect to the internet. It is the ultimate tool to boost collaboration allowing colleagues to work on a document at the same time. 

The next steps of making a bigger switch depends on what the right solution is for your business. There are three main types of cloud computing that Daly’s can support you with: 

  1. Infrastructure as a service 
  2. Software as a service 
  3. Platform as a service 

Whichever option you choose you will experience numerous benefits! 

Speed – vast amounts of computing resource can be provisioned in minutes. 

Flexibility – you only pay for the cloud services you use and there is the ability to scale up or down with ease.  

Resilience – data back-up, disaster recovery and business continuity are far easier and less stressful using the cloud. 

Before you decide to switch to fully cloud computing you must ask yourself; can your business internet handle the increased bandwidth to run cloud applications smoothly and with no interruptions? Read our blog on leased lines, this will be your best friend for cloud computing. 

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