Does it sound silly that having a clean database can help the environment? Think about it. If you maintain fewer records, churn through a smaller universe every time you need information, send out fewer and more targeted email messages and require less data storage, all those combined actions do have an impact on energy consumption.
Data centers are energy-intensive. They are estimated to account for around 1% of worldwide electricity use, according to Science magazine. As our reliance on data increases in today’s digital environment, that number can easily grow.
Here are some ways you can help to lighten your data usage, consumption and storage.
Database management. It’s one surprising way organizations can help to decrease the global energy demand.
The journey continues. Cindy