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Microsoft curbing carbon emissions with Virtual Conferencing

Pushing forward with a “multi-tiered travel alternatives” initiative to reduce carbon emissions, Microsoft Corp. installed nine high-end videoconferencing units in its top cities and plans to install eight more by the end of its fiscal year in June 2011. Curbing some travel by its 50,000 travelers since May with an initial launch of five suites, Microsoft estimated the units will cut at least 5 percent of trips between its top 10 cities, thereby reducing its $700 million in annual travel and entertainment spend and shrinking its carbon footprint, according to senior global travel manager Eric Bailey…

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