The environmental impact modelling tool allows for the evaluation of energy savings, cost savings and carbon emissions abatement potential of 3 types of cloud computing in 11 different countries. The software was created by Qingtech, a UK based team focused upon providing organisations with both the scientific and business orientated knowledge and tools to quantify and manage the environmental impact of their ICT. The tool provides with results at country level.

GeSI moves the bar higher by releasing a this software tool that allows everyone for the first time dynamically to explore the energy savings, cost savings and GHG abatement potential of moving from on-site computing to cloud computing, across 11 different countries. The new tool features three distinct levels of detail aimed at providing a user experience from the quick, simple and powerful infographic results view, to the in-depth equations and data view showing how the outcomes are calculated.

The software unleashes the data and methodology of the GeSI world-leading research into the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions abatement potential of three types of cloud computing (CRM, groupware, and e-mail), using a new cloud-based software platform. The original study, The Enabling Technologies of a Low-carbon Economy: A Focus on Cloud Computing, found that 1 tonne of greenhouse gas (GHG) created by cloud leads to 20 tonnes abated from customers, reducing energy by 11.2 TWh and abating 4.5 mega tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. These results were based upon 80% of organisations across 11 countries adopting cloud computing; the new tool allows you to dynamically explore these results according to adoption levels, organisation size and country.


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