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September 3, 2020 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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DigiPlex Survey Reveals Digital Users' Environmental Concerns

DigiPlex conducted a survey that shows “while most Americans are unaware that their personal use of streaming services has an impact on the environment, two out of three say they are willing to consider picking a streaming service with a lower carbon footprint if given a choice.”

“Every time someone streams a video, sends a text, or joins a video conference call, a data center somewhere in the world consumes power,” says Byrne Murphy, chairman of DigiPlex. “While it seems that most Americans are unaware of this link, they care about their individual impact on the environment and would be willing to take action by choosing services that help to lower it. Large data producers should take note.”

DigiPlex states, “Annually, data centers are estimated to be responsible for consuming one percent of the global electricity supply—more than most countries. The entire information and communications technology ecosystem which includes personal digital devices, mobile phone networks, and televisions are responsible for two percent of global CO2 emissions—about the same as the entire global airline industry, according to the journal Nature.”

For more information and more survey results, read the press release.

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