Going Green with GovSense: Cloud-Based Data for Local Government

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Has your jurisdiction explored the economic and environmental benefits of switching to a cloud-based, unified ERP system? Green initiatives are often hard to achieve for local government because of potential implementation costs and efforts. Even though officials completely understand the benefits that going green bring to the jurisdiction, the benefits to the community tend to be overlooked.  

In addition to efforts like reusing products, installing water dispensing systems and encouraging constituents to reduce waste through recycling, research has demonstrated that cloud-based software is key to becoming an environmentally friendly and energy-saving organization.

Benefits of Going Green with a Cloud-Based System

When government agencies decide to go green by shifting from a traditional on-premise network to a cloud-based solution, they eliminate the need for hardware, physical security and electricity costs, as well as the need for employees to be in the office all the time.

Another benefit of cloud-based systems is a more hands-off approach for your jurisdiction as vendors usually provide all the support and configuration for the application.

Take a look at other economic and environmental benefits that the cloud can bring you.

Successfully manage your budget with:

  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Significant reduction in energy and operating expense for server rooms
  • Ability to redeploy valuable IT resources
  • Reduction of hardware, personnel, maintenance and occupancy costs

Practice sustainability through:

  • Significant energy savings amounting to more than 99,000 kWh per customer per year
  • Reduction in e-waste from servers, batteries and backup media
  • Reduction of paper processing through online registration

According to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on carbon emissions of on-premise vs. cloud servers,

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that typical U.S. servers operate on average in a range of 5 percent to 15 percent capacity while drawing 60 percent to 90 percent of their maximum power. Sharing servers across applications, and across customers in the case of cloud computing, can increase average server utilization to 50 percent or higher.”

So, is your jurisdiction ready to reap the benefits of going green?

To learn more about green initiatives and how GovSense can help you and your community, check out this datasheet.

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