Eco-Friendly and Efficient Business Through Cloud Computing

September 1, 2011

Cloud computing seems to be all the rage recently in the world of Information Technology.  A lot of conventional services are going viral such as online fax and word processors.  These services encourage “Green IT” and environmental sustainability.  The most important question most people ask is “How to bring up the business from the ground into the Cloud?”

One of the major reasons is cost efficiency.  Most companies are changing into cloud computing in order to uphold its environmental responsibility that cloud computing facilitates.  This is really challenging.  According to the most updated study from WSP Environment & Energy, companies that changed into cloud computing, decrease their per-transaction costs by just about 95%.  By eliminating the need for the hardware and resources that physical servers entail in addition to other physical entities such as backups, anti-virus, network cables, etc., the Cloud assists most companies cut back on expenses.  Through Cloud Computing, this also allows companies to lessen the energy bill.  The cost of running the servers combined with the cost of cooling these machines, means that Data Centers lose energy efficiency.  Having computation in the cloud eliminates these energy requirements.

Another reason for going virtual is the scalability feature of cloud computing.   As soon as your business improves, you can readily arrange for further server space in order to accommodate the growth without ongoing capital investment every time you add a few employees or a new division or office.  As an added benefit -a number of users can access programs from varied locales, allowing for “increased equipment utilization” and resource sharing, especially across time zones.

As you may or may not know, cloud computing is not something that serves as an alternative.  Nowadays, it is basically a necessity.  Cloud computing is extremely flexible and permits the users to redesign servers to their benefit, tailor them to their specific needs and reduce energy costly features.  It offers young companies to be innovative and be more advanced.

James Kim is a writer for, which provides product reviews and test data for business services and products.’s goal is to help small companies make informed buying decisions on business solutions that help their business.