1E’s mission is simple: to enable our customers to automate the full software lifecycle across their business.
Through Software Lifecycle Automation employees become more productive, the business becomes more agile, and IT departments more reactive to change. We empower our customers to remove unused software and unnecessary servers, and reduce network bandwidth while providing their users with the software they need, when they need it. As a result, our customers save millions on hardware, software, energy, and people.
To date, 1E solutions have generated over $2.6 billion of productivity improvements. This includes $1.4 billion in energy costs alone and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 12.4 million tons.
Our customers include Verizon Wireless, Dell, ING, Nestlé, BNP Paribas, Ford Motor Company, the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the UK Department of Work and Pensions.
Today, 1E is headquartered in London, with regional offices in New York, Dublin, and New Delhi. We have deployed more than 26 million licenses worldwide, helping 1,700 organizations in 42 countries work more efficiently, productively and sustainably.
We were formed back in 1997 by former Microsoft colleagues Sumir Karayi, Mark Blackburn and Phil Wilcock. Highly technical and with many years of experience in blue chip organizations, each saw a need to reduce the cost of managing Windows PCs and Servers.
Our first software solutions automated waking-up PCs for patching and saving energy when they were not being used. 1E was a pioneer in PC Power Management and Green IT well before these became hot topics, helping companies reduce their waste at the same time as saving them money.
Through word of mouth and sheer hard work, 1E gained a reputation as the leading Microsoft Systems Management specialist.
Now, almost twenty years after it was founded, Sumir remains at the helm as CEO while Mark holds the title of CIO.