Outsourcery in BBC and BAFTA tie-up

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Service provider Outsourcery works with BBC and BAFTA on Microsoft solution to reduce carbon footprint of UK television industry

Unified communications provider and Microsoft ‘gold’ partner Outsourcery has collaborated with the BBC and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to host the UK’s first carbon calculator for the television industry.

The service, called ‘Project Albert’, will go ‘live’ in April. It is being used by the BBC as part of a drive to cut carbon emissions.

The hosted carbon calculator is based on Microsoft SharePoint 2010. It will be based on a fully-hosted service built on Microsoft technology that customers can use to implement a private cloud. Such a service is only available through 70 Microsoft service providers in the world, of which Outsourcery is one.

The information will be held, like all Outsourcery client data, at its government-standard data centre in London, which provides the highest security level available in the UK.

Outsourcery joint chief Piers Linney (pictured) said: “Cloud adoption is clearly gaining momentum as the considerable benefits are revealed and understood.”

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