Did you know that the Internet contributes more CO2 emissions than the entire aviation industry? Surprising isn't it? Well, every activity you perform online - searching Google, posting on Instagram, playing music or streaming your favourite web series on Netflix - comes with a cost of carbon emissions. Every second you spend browsing a simple website, roughly 20 milligrams of carbon dioxide are produced. For more complex websites, it might be around 300 milligrams per second. With over 3.5 billion internet users around the world, you can now imagine how damaging it would be to our planet.
How Does the Internet Impact Our Environment?
Internet is powered by millions of servers stored in vast data centres that run around the clock. These energy-intensive data centres all over the globe need an enormous quantity of power to process the data streams, thus generating huge amounts of waste heat. Then, the data centres need even more energy to keep the temperature down and prevent the servers from overheating. And all this required electricity is produced by burning non-renewable fuels that emit carbon and many other pollutants to our environment.
Let's take a look at the numbers, shall we?
- Internet uses a significant amount of energy, 416.2 TWh per year to be precise. To put it simply, it is more than the electrical consumption of the entire United Kingdom.
- The carbon footprint of our gadgets, the internet and the systems supporting them account for about 3.7% of global greenhouse emissions.
- By 2025, the ICT industry is predicted to use 20% of all electricity and emit up to 5.5% of the world’s carbon emissions.
What makes these facts and figures even more concerning is the exponential growth of internet technologies and services across the world. There are many actions that can be taken to alleviate these carbon emissions and vital resource consumption. Choosing a green web hosting service is a case in point.
What is Green Web Hosting?
As the name implies, Green web hosting is a greener way to host your software solutions and websites. Instead of burning up non-renewable fuels, green web hosting service providers use renewable energy sources like the sun, wind and sea to power their servers and also aim to offset the energy consumption to a greater extent.
Choosing an enterprise software that employs green web hosting could be a significant step towards conserving sustainable and renewable energy.
Why JMS One?
JMS One is a modern, intelligent all-in-one workforce management software that combines all the features you need to manage your healthcare organisation efficiently. What's more, JMS One is hosted by Krystal, a green web hosting company that also follows green business practices.
Krystal's datacentre facility is run on 100% renewable energy and has achieved a PUE rating of 1.12 and they've offset the carbon output of their entire workforce. Krystal also helps fund sustainability projects around the world and is a founding member of the Million Tree Pledge reforestation initiative, where each member makes a pledge to plant a million trees through Ecologi.com.
By choosing a Green web hosting service provider, JMS One believes in doing its part in saving our nature and preserving it for future generations. And when you opt to deploy JMS One, you are also being a part of the change.
So why not manage your permanent, bank and agency staff in one place easily with the powerful automation technology and integrated modules of JMS One. It is one of those rare occasions where you can do good for your organisation while reducing the impact of your online infrastructure.
On this Earth Day, let us make a change to your healthcare organisation and our planet with JMS One.