As demand for corporate environmental accountability increases, there are steps IT administrators can take to reduce cloud-related emissions.
One reason for optimism on combating climate change is the elevated awareness, including amongst IT leaders, that the time for action is now.
In a 2021 Google-commissioned study by IDG based on a global survey of more than 2,000 IT decision-makers, 90% of respondents said that sustainability is a priority for their IT department, and 75% considered sustainability a 'must-have' or 'major consideration' when evaluating cloud providers. However, the survey also showed that action lags intent when it comes to taking climate action as an IT leader. Only 67% of respondents had environmental sustainability targets in place.
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