AT&T Expands Carbon Impact Assessment Tool to Include Benefits of Cloud Computing and Machine-to-Machine Solutions

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AT&T Expands Carbon Impact Assessment Tool to Include Benefits of Cloud Computing and Machine-to-Machine Solutions

Tool Makes it Easier to Quantify the Business and Environmental Benefits New Technology Can Provide
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 9:00am


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Dallas, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - AT&T* has updated its Carbon Impact Assessment Tool, expanding its reporting capabilities to include the ability to estimate the financial and greenhouse gas impacts of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions including asset management, transportation and smart grid. The new tool also estimates savings associated with a migration to cloud computing. 

The tool was first launched in July, 2011 and focused on remote working solutions, including AT&T Connect, AT&T Telepresence Solution® and AT&T Remote Access Service.  The expansion of the tool into additional solution areas supports the growing discussion around the intersection of technology and sustainability.  

“Changing a business process to run more efficiently and lessen its impact on the environment was previously considered a ‘nice thing’ to do,” says Simon McPhillips, AVP, Product Marketing Management, AT&T Business Solutions.  “We now know that automating business processes with technology like M2M helps those processes run more efficiently, which in turn use fewer natural resources and eases environmental impact.  The idea that reducing a company’s environmental impact is not only good for the community but is also good for a company’s bottom line is starting to take hold.”

It can be challenging for business customers to estimate the financial and environmental benefits of a technology solution like M2M, but this analysis is necessary to make an informed purchasing decision.  The tool provides quantification of carbon emissions avoided and cost savings associated with implementing solutions by applying best practice calculations and estimates to customer-provided information.  

To learn more, visit the newly expanded Carbon Impact Assessment Tool

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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