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July 23, 2012

Plum Voice's Cloud-Based IVR Services Good for the Environment and Your Wallet

By Susan J. Campbell
TMCnet Contributing Editor

There is a big push these days to ‘go green’ and to support sustainability with everything we do. As business needs grow and develop, so do the demands placed on our environment. However, green technology doesn’t have to suck the life out of our operations; in fact, it has actually helped spur the progression of new, earth-friendly innovations that are not only good for the planet but for our pocketbooks as well.

Nobody knows this better than Plum Voice. Plum’s hosted IVR system, according to this Plum blog, cuts down on wasted energy by making use of cloud-based storage. Its data centers take advantage of server consolidation and virtualization that allow it to reduce its energy footprint tremendously.

Surprisingly, a new study shows that a whopping 70 percent of energy consumption is eaten by systems created to cool computer mechanisms. Services like Plum’s virtual IVR hosting can reduce 20 percent of that consumption by utilizing the cloud

The study, which was conducted by researchers at The British Computer Society, confirms that using the cloud for storage is not only the better option when it comes to conserving natural resources like energy, it will also help companies put a little green back into their bank accounts. For those companies that utilize more power than the norm, savings can be quite significant.

And, study authors say, the advantages of cloud computing are not just limited to traditional work applications. Similar efficiencies can also be realized when using cloud services for applications ranging from online training courses to technology-based home climate control systems – the possibilities are truly endless.

Many feel that cloud computing is also easier to use, which explains the popularity of services such as Dropbox (News - Alert) that allow information to be backed up online, and GoogleDocs that permit the real-time creation and sharing of documents. Similarly, the flexibility and ease-of-use of Plum’s IVR systems is what makes them an attractive option for organizations.

Plum’s IVR systems are also known to be very robust and reliable, which help prevent unnecessary downtime. They are super-efficient but powerful enough to get the job done, providing the same high level IVR services that the company is recognized for, all while saving the earth.You can take comfort in knowing that Plum’s IVR services have got you covered without compromising the environment. The added bonus is that you can say goodbye to some of those unpleasant power smells produced by excess pieces of equipment; with Plum’s IVR hosting systems, you’ll no longer need them.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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