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Cloud computing: the impact on commercial buildings
Released 29 October 2010

A report released by Jones Lang LaSalle reveals that organisations are turning to cloud computing as a means to reduce IT costs, space requirements and energy consumption.  

Rajiv Nagrath, Regional Director of Strategic Consulting at Jones Lang LaSalle, says companies that “embrace cloud computing and understand the real estate implications will be better placed to manage their ongoing IT costs and space requirements”.

The Jones Lang LaSalle report says that while cloud computing doesn’t eliminate the need for data centres, it does offer benefits similar to those provided by outsourcing in other arenas (e.g. increased efficiency, scalability and lower operating costs). 


What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing works by tapping information and processing resources stored somewhere else – aka ‘the cloud’ – using the internet. Well-known examples include public forums such as Google and Amazon.