"Cloud computing has emerged as a viable, scalable technology that can help significantly reduce carbon emissions by enabling new solutions for smart grids, smart buildings, optimized logistics and dematerialization. And as more and more companies look closely at the human and green impact of their technology decisions, cloud computing continues to make the grade. Most studies show that cloud computing uses between 30 and 90 percent less energy than traditional on-premise applications, and with sustainability a prime performance indicator for organizations and their IT departments, these numbers speak volumes."