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The best part is that managing 50 servers is easy. I click one little button and Nomad just does the rest of the job itself. The only way we know to manage 350,000 machines is by using Nomad, otherwise I’d be babysitting thousands of distributions points and I don’t have time for that.”
Brian Mason, Microsoft Configuration Manager MVP A Fortune 500 Company
The NightWatchman client is able to identify what make and model of computer it is installed on, thus enabling us to enter exact data on how much energy (KWh) is consumed by each model. This specific, granular detail, gave us an accurate view of our weekly running cost. Since the deployment of NightWatchman and WakeUp, we have seen a reduction of approximately 33% in our energy costs.”
Richard Barnes, Associate and Automation Team Leader Arup
We are only too aware of the challenges posed by climate change. Managing our impact on the environment is central to our Corporate Responsibility programme. We are committed to addressing the issue of climate change and strive to eliminate waste and reduce energy usage. We approached 1E and saw their solution as the best fit for what we need to achieve. We are excited to work together to achieve our carbon management goals.”
Christine Fraser, Property and Financial Services Director Aviva
NightWatchman Enterprise helps us track when PCs are left on out of normal working hours. The sophisticated reports help us see where and when energy wastage is occurring. More than that, it actively and automatically shuts those machines down for us to save unnecessary energy use.”
Alex Playford, IT Project Manager Balfour Beatty WorkPlace
We like to think of it as the Amazon.com of getting your software. We had the shopping product up and running in 3 days. We love Shopping, it’s a really simple product.”
Andrew King, Enterprise Software Administrator CDM
We are very excited about the deep partnership we have with 1E. The key solution accelerators to enhance ConfigMgr are Nomad and Shopping.”
Angie Stahl, Systems Engineer Dell
Previously, it would take more than seven days to get all the IT content needed for OS deployment to each of our locations. With Nomad, the time taken is reduced seven-fold, taking just 24 hours on average, depending on connection speeds at each office location. Using the old method, it would take us around five days to send a software package across the network. With Nomad, it takes just under an hour.”
Tim Edwards, Group IT Software Deployment Lead ERM
Previously, it would take more than seven days to get all the IT content needed for OS deployment to each of our locations. With Nomad, the time taken is reduced seven-fold, taking just 24 hours on average, depending on connection speeds at each office location. Using the old method, it would take us around five days to send a software package across the network. With Nomad, it takes just under an hour.”
Tim Edwards, Group IT Software Deployment Lead ERM
Nomad allows us to distribute patches and OS images, without any consequence. Since it uses its own download mechanism, which minimizes the amount of data sent across the WAN and only uses spare capacity, it doesn’t cause bandwidth constraints or affect end-user productivity. We now have very little overhead on WAN links and we save significant amounts of time – Nomad takes care of it all, so to speak.”
Ian Golding, Group CTO ERM
We’ll be able to manage PC power consumption more efficiently while minimizing interruptions during the working day as a result of software updates.”
Keith Forte, Project Supervisor, Enterprise Engineering, Client and Security Ford
Before committing to the project we researched how we could make the greatest cost and energy savings through our PCs. NightWatchman and WakeUp have exceeded our expectations and we have had not a single complaint from users. The implementation and company-wide deployment was a success.”
Esme Petelo, Kiwibank Information Technology Kiwibank
Based on our pilot project, powering down our corporate PCs during non–work hours is expected to save LSG Sky Chefs approximately €70,000 per year. In other words, we’re saving almost 400,000 kWh of electricity, which is the same amount used by 35 homes in one year or roughly 300 metric tons of CO2 – the same amount emitted by 59 passenger cars during the course of one year. Deploying PC power management is a valuable part of our global Environmental Strategy.”
Dirk Kröning, Vice President, Global IT Infrastructure LSG Sky Chefs
Nomad Enterprise extends the core capabilities of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to help streamline systems management by making efficient use of available network bandwidth. Nomad is designed to deliver large software deployments, Windows 7 and 8 upgrades and patches across thousands of PCs, servers and sites while providing business continuity in a highly reliable manner. This way, IT managers have the tools they need to derive higher value and efficiency from their IT infrastructure”
Brad Anderson, CVP of Management and Security Division Microsoft
We saved over $500,000 in the first month of using AppClarity for one of our clients which gave them a net ROI within three months post project delivery.”
Dave Kawula, Lead System Center Architect Navantis
1E pulls away from the rest of the vendors in the PCPM landscape largely because of its high revenues, and its broad geographical and customer size-band reach (its customers are spread across small, mid-sized, and large companies). 1E has one of the largest PCPM installed bases and boasts some very large installations in high-profile Fortune 100 companies. Among pure-play PCPM vendors, 1E has the largest installed base. By focusing on giving IT administrators flexibility and choice with numerous dashboards and granular reporting capabilities, 1E has become one of the most influential and largest vendors in this market. Its customers include global Fortune 500 companies and public-sector organizations.”
Rhonda Ascierto, Senior Analyst, Energy & Sustainability IT OVUM
It was impossible to imagine 6000 distribution points. We had to find a solution that would reduce the number of servers we would need to install. Nomad Enterprise has given us a new, more efficient way to distribute packages across our network.”
Guillaume Chuet, Desktop Solution Manager Saint Gobain
We introduced NightWatchman Enterprise as part of our green initiative and we have made more than $77,000 in the first year.”
Rick Sabadka, Technical Analyst Sasktel
Our teams were handling on average around 3,700 requests a month. We calculated that each request was costing us between $30 and $50 to handle, so there were significant savings to be made by allowing our users to search for, order and then receive the applications they needed by themselves. In fact, with an average of $40 saved per request, we’re saving approximately $148,000 per month, which comes to about $1,776,000 per year.”
Brooks Truitt, Global Service Delivery Manager Syngenta
Windows 7 migration is becoming urgent and those looking ahead to Windows 8 may well tackle Windows 7 as a first step. Nomad 2012 obviates the need for specialist migration project teams and dedicated infrastructure when it comes to Windows 7 or Windows 8 migrations, patching and software distribution.”
John Abbot, Founder and Chief Analyst The 451 Group