Compete366 and the Environment

Here’s how Compete366 is working to reduce its impact on the environment.

Our Approach

There are many different ways a business can become sustainable: reducing waste, preventing pollution, adopting clean energy, conserving water, greening the planet by planting trees, using sustainable materials, making their products sustainable, and by adopting sustainable business travel policies.

Here are some of the ways that Compete366 is working to become more sustainable and reduce its impact on the environment:

  • We encourage all our employees to work remotely – removing the fuel demand of commuting and associated pollution.
  • We are built on a cloud infrastructure for all of the services we deliver
  • Our sales, service and accounts processes are all handled using online methods for communication, ordering, invoicing – predominantly using Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Teams
  • We encourage the use of public transport for travel to customer meetings, if required, to reduce both fuel use and pollution
  • We use only electronic marketing methods, and certainly don’t send out lots of paper junk mail.
  • In our procurement, we make use of recycled products wherever available
  • We aim to work with suppliers who have environmental management systems in place.
  • We encourage our team members to power off their kit when they aren’t working (overnight and weekends)
  • We use digital back up systems for our work

Microsoft’s Carbon Neutral Credentials

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we are proud of Microsoft’s commitment to being carbon negative by 2030. In fact, Microsoft has stated that by 2050 they will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.

Listen to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella explain their ambitious goal:

With a detailed plan, Microsoft has also launched an initiative to use Microsoft technology to help its suppliers and customers around the world reduce their own carbon footprints and a new $1 billion climate innovation fund to accelerate the global development of carbon reduction, capture, and removal technologies. Microsoft’s progress on all these fronts will be published in a new annual Environmental Sustainability Report that will detail its carbon impact and reduction journey. And lastly, all this work will be supported by Microsoft’s voice and advocacy supporting public policy that will accelerate carbon reduction and removal opportunities.

Cloud Computing – is it more carbon efficient?

As a Microsoft Azure expert, we are pleased to confirm that the Microsoft Azure cloud platform is more carbon efficient than on-premise or traditional datacentres.

In fact, a 2018 study found that using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform can be up to 93 per cent more energy-efficient and up to 98 per cent more carbon efficient than on-premise solutions.

Some key findings from the report were:

  • The Microsoft Cloud is between 22 and 93 percent more energy efficient than traditional enterprise datacentres, depending on the specific comparison being made.
  • When taking into account Microsoft’s renewable energy purchases, the Microsoft Cloud is between 72 and 98 percent more carbon efficient
  • Microsoft Cloud computing offers significant advantages in energy consumption and carbon emissions over on-premises deployments
  • The main drivers which contribute to the smaller energy and carbon footprint of the Microsoft Cloud are
    • IT operational efficiency
    • IT equipment efficiency
    • Datacentre infrastructure efficiency
    • The purchase of renewable electricity, which will power 100 percent of electricity consumed in Microsoft datacentres, buildings, and campuses by 2025.

Contact our Microsoft specialists

Phone or email us to find out more – or book a free, no-obligation call with our technical consultants using the contact form.

“It’s great to work with the Compete366 team, the team members are really knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. No question is too difficult for them. They have really helped us to manage our Azure costs and ensure we have the right environment. When we bring a new customer on-board we can scale up immediately via the Azure portal and quickly make environments available to our customers.”

“We also find that there’s never a heavy sales pitch from them – they are technically focused and recommend what’s right for us.”

Paul Coyne, Rusada

“We had great support from the Compete366 AVD expert, who was really helpful, and guided me through options to tackle issues that arose.”

“The great thing about our AVD set up is that we have a custom set up for each project which Compete366 showed me how to do. And with the scalability and flexibility of AVD – we can meet clients’ expectations and get project users up and running more quickly.”

Amir Dangol, Senior IT Manager, Integrity

“We were immediately impressed with the advice that the Compete366 specialists in Azure Architecture were able to provide. This was all new to us and we really needed some external expertise that we could use to get our questions answered. The beauty of working with Compete366 is that we transferred our Azure consumption to them, and at the same time received all of their advice and guidance free of charge.”

Tim Entwistle, Head of Software Development, Herrco

“Working with Compete366 has been like extending our own team – they are extremely and easy to work with. Right from the outset, it was clear what was on offer – everything was presented to us in a straightforward and uncomplicated way. They also provided just the right level of challenge to our developers and saved us time and money by suggesting better ways to implement our infrastructure.”

Oliver Mackereth, Project Director, Hanse

“Compete366 were able to help us leverage some useful contacts in Microsoft. We really value the expert advice and guidance that they have offered us in setting up a highly scalable infrastructure. We are also setting in place a regular monthly meeting which will allow us to further refine our architecture and ensure we keep on track as our requirements grow and change.”

Matt Brocklehurst, Technical Director - AWOL Adventure

“I have been delighted with the migration, where my team worked very hard, supported by expert advice from Compete366, and achieved everything in the timescale we had set out. Compete 366 made sure that we didn’t make any expensive mistakes, and guided us through the process”

Darrell Cann, Managing Director, APEX
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