Many business energy users could be able to get cheaper electricity if they change the way their IT departments work.
It was noted by E.ON that by shifting their operations to the cloud, firms can drastically reduce the energy footprint of their computing activities, which could lead to large bill reductions.
However, a study by the firm found 86 per cent of small and medium-sized businesses are unaware of the cost-saving benefits of this technology, while 39 per cent admitted to not knowing what the cloud is.
Head of business sales at E.ON Iain Walker said cloud computing is a "win-win" situation for less-sizable enterprises.
"They will be able to improve their productivity through its flexible approach and will benefit from savings on their IT energy expenditure," he said.
It was also recently observed by research director at Gartner Tiny Hayes, speaking to the FT Connected Business podcast, that other key benefits of transitioning to the cloud include greater scalability for a firms IT resources, which can be easily adjusted as a company grows.
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