In this case study, you can read about how HCL Technologies is enabling enterprises to easily monitor its carbon footprint which is helping businesses and governments’ better account and manage carbon emissions.
Cloud based solution to better manage carbon emissions data
HCL Technologies is a leading global technology firm based in India with extensive global infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries, including France, Germany, and Benelux.The company offers an integrated portfolio of services that includes software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering services, and research and development. To help customers meet regulatory and corporate responsibility objectives, HCL also offers environmental sustainability services, such as the manageCarbon application, which helps enterprises measure and account for their carbon footprint.
As companies strive to comply with environmental laws and become more sensitive to ecological concerns, HCL expects that the adoption of carbon accounting tools in general will increase rapidly over the next five years. As an early player in this niche market, HCL wants to continue to be a market leader in carbon accounting.
Already familiar with cloud computing, HCL wanted to develop a cloud version of its manageCarbon application using the Windows Azure platform to increase its appeal to customers. Specifically, it wanted to lower the barriers to customer adoption of the technology, reducing the need for customers to make a significant capital investment upfront and shortening the lengthy deployment time. At the same time, HCL wanted to reduce the level of customer IT maintenance required to manage the application, a cost that is incurred with any on-premises software application.
The Windows Azure platform, which is hosted in Microsoft data centers, includes Windows Azure as its development, service hosting, and service management environment.
By running manageCarbon on Windows Azure, our customers can be up and running in one-quarter of the time that it took with an on-premises model.
Rajesh Babu Suraparaju, Product Manager - HCL
On a periodic basis, such as quarterly or monthly, as business practices demand, customers can use manageCarbon to extract emissions data from their enterprise systems, and receive reports that detail their carbon emissions and provide data for carbon accounting, as required by government regulations or recommended by watch groups.
- Lower total cost of ownership for customers
- Smaller customer investment required
- Shorter deployment time
- Simplified development and maintenance
[By using] Windows Azure…our customers…don’t need to make upfront investments or spend resources maintaining anything. They use the service when they need it, and only pay for what they use.
Sanjay Kumar, ERS SEG Online Practice Head - HCL
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