Cloud data migration can help companies cut CO2 emissions

In a new study, consultancy firm Accenture says global carbon emissions can be reduced by up to 59 million tonnes per year if companies move their data to the cloud.

Facebook's datacenter in Odense, Denmark. Photo: PR

It sounds like a real sci-fi image teeming with neon colors and long sequences of binary code braided up into the stratosphere: cloud data.

Not so long ago, cloud services were also something of a technical curiosity, but in step with the concept's more corporeal manifestation, datacenters, sprouting up like weeds across rural fields, the technology has now pretty much become ubiquitously accessible.

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