Keyboard with three money keysHistorically there have been two certainties in life: death and taxes. However, these two factors appear to have been joined by a third: ever-increasing electricity bills. With Government warnings that costs are set to increase significantly in the foreseeable future, businesses of all sizes need to do what they can to reduce their bills.

Electricity and computing are inextricably linked. However, the Cloud now offers a way to offset many of the running costs associated with maintaining PCs and servers. After all, using a Cloud-based file service like LiveDrive makes the running costs of hosting your data the responsibility of the service provider. Your business immediately benefits from not having to power a server in your office.

The electricity used by the server is just aspect of your computing bill. Computer hardware is prone to heat issues, requiring good ventilation or air conditioning to keep temperatures at safe levels. Again, cooling costs are the responsibility of the Cloud service provider, who is operating your servers offsite.

In fact, the more services your business can outsource to the Cloud, the larger the theoretical savings on your electrical bill. Moving to a Cloud-based VoIP system means you no longer need run an in-house PBX system. Hosted desktop solutions reduce the number of onsite PCs required for staff to be productive, and so on.

To find out more about how the Cloud can help reduce your company electricity bill (and burnish your green credentials) give the Broadband Cloud Solutions team a call on 0141 585 6363 and ask about our comprehensive Cloud solutions.

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