New research casts light on how cloud computing is a driver for CSR

Dr. Sutton-Parker positions the GHG emissions reduction benefits of cloud computing as a driver for climate action within corporate social responsibility strategies

Creating over 2% of global GHG emissions, data centres contribute to climate change as the excess carbon forces global warming. In this thesis, the concept of transitioning from on premise data centres to highly efficient cloud computing data centres power by low carbon electricity is examined in depth. Results show that due to significantly reduced GHG emissions, the concept could be incorporated into corporate social responsibility strategies to enable a more sustainable future.

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