1E in the News

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Does IT Have Anything to Fear from Automation?

Automation has been a buzzword of recent weeks–and,  as buzzwords go, quite a fearsome one, replete with World Bank warnings and sufficient general anxiety to get some pundits whispering of a “Silicon Valley backlash.”

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What Configuration Manager’s 25th birthday party tells us about the future of IT

While the near future seems to be all about Windows 10, CM may be more necessary than ever…especially for the enterprise.

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ITPRO windows

Important Lesson from Equifax: You’re not Secure Until You’re Sure

Applying a patch without being sure is like carrying a gun you think isn’t loaded. Sure, you checked it a while back. But someone could have had access to it, and played around with it.

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ComputerWorld

Why it’s so difficult for the public sector to stay current on Windows software

For the second time this year, a major public service in the UK, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), has come under public scrutiny for running out-of-date software – specifically, Windows XP.

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ITPRO windows

Why Cyberattacks Need to be Treated Like Air Disasters

What if companies were as transparent about cybersecurity events as airlines are about plane accidents?

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ITPRO windows

Why the Windows Subsystem for Linux Matters to You – Even if You Don’t Use it

You’ve probably heard that Microsoft now allows you to run up a Linux shell inside Windows.

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SOC Media

Walling In Your Garden in Today’s New World of Cyberattacks

Brooke, who would be dead a mere three years after writing these words, knew well that war would forever change our relationship both with the past, and with the machines that we had built to serve us and which now had the potential to kill us.

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Info Security

Reducing Time Spent Reacting to Emergencies

A recent 1E survey of 1000 U.S. IT operations pros found that they spend, on average, about one-third of their time dealing with emergencies.

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CIO Review

5 Tips for Planning the Perfect Windows 10 Migration

Two years in and you still haven’t taken the hit and migrated to Windows 10?

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SOC Media

CEOs: WannaCry is Your Wake Up Call

According to reports, recent months have seen several massive cyber-attacks appearing to exploit out-of-date software. Unsurprisingly, the ongoing Petya cyber-attack also demonstrates that companies running older versions of Windows are more vulnerable.

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Tech Republic

Report: The IT response to WannaCry

Enterprise automation company 1E recently released a report on the IT response to WannaCry. The report’s findings are largely as expected, provided you expect reports on IT behavior to reveal lax security habits.

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DARK Reading

Speed of Windows 10 Adoption Not Affected by WannaCry

WannaCry has motivated security teams to stay current on patching but Windows 10 adoption remains the same.

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Information Security Buzz

Security Serious Week in search of the UK’s unsung heroes

Second Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards open for nominations as search gets underway to unearth those at the coalface of cyber security.

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451 Research

1E’s Tachyon addresses the burden of enterprise IT ops, enables endpoint threat detection

The lightning speed of business demands that IT operations keep up. 1E believes that software should be managed via automation throughout its lifecycle, freeing time for IT to better help businesses compete.
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IT Security Guru

Security Serious Week search UKs unsung heroes

Second Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards open for nominations as search gets underway to unearth those at the coalface of cyber security

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Info Security

Bridging the Gap Between IT Security and IT Operations

Life for a CISO could be better. Too many today look out over an landscape overrun by poorly-deployed security tools consuming too many scarce resources, and a dynamic between IT and security that is skeptical at best and distrustful at worst.

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DARK Reading

Advice for Windows Migrations: Automate as Much as Possible

The lessons Riverside Health System learned when moving to Windows 7 will help it quickly move to Windows 10.

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eWeek

1E Accelerates Software Security Patching With Tachyon Update

The EDR platform adds new capabilities to enable scheduled scanning and now has the ability to detect when an endpoint is no longer connecting.

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New hacking threats: Fingerprint reader vulnerabilities and sophisticated ransomware

A massive cyberattack that struck 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this month has begun to slow, but experts warn there is more to come — including the ability to hack fingerprint readers.

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WannaCry is a painful reminder of why enterprises must stay current on software updates

WannaCry is a wake-up call for the excessive numbers of companies needlessly dragging their feet over Windows 10 migrations.

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Hard lessons banks should learn from WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware attack that swept the globe on Friday, hobbling several hospitals in the U.K. and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers, is still active, leaving desktops and servers at risk.

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The WannaCry Ransomware Pandemic: Perspective, Reactions, and Prospects

WannaCry ransomware hit hard late last week, and enterprises worldwide are bracing for further waves of infestation.

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Windows IT Pro

IT Pros Lose 1/3 of Daily Productivity Due to Crisis Response: Study

Enterprise IT workers have plenty of tasks to accomplish each day, from managing and updating computer systems to configuring machines for new users, but as much as one-third of what they try to do daily is often put off to another time due to more important systems emergencies that pop up with users.

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ITSP Magazine

Why Is The NHS WannaCry Ransomware Attack Bigger Than What it Seems? The Experts Chime In

Dr. Chenxi Wang, analyst and strategic advisor to ITSPmagazine, captures the latest details of the WannaCry (WanaCry / WCry) ransomware outbreak.

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American Banker

What banks should learn from WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware attack that swept the globe on Friday, hobbling several hospitals in the U.K. and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers, is still active, leaving desktops and servers at risk.

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Security Week

Tanium Blasted for Using California Hospital Network for Sales Demos

Tanium Accused of Exposing California Hospital’s Network in Sales Demos Without Client Permission

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Base Line

IT Pros Spend Much of the Day Handling Emergencies

It’s no secret that IT professionals have to cope with many unexpected situations during the workday.

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Emergencies distract IT pros

On average, IT workers spend 29 percent of every day reacting to unplanned incidents or emergencies. Based on a full-time work schedule of 1,700 hours per year, this equates to more than 14 weeks a year.

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Light Reading

Network Operations Filled With Unplanned Activity

Ask an executive whether they want the organization to be proactive or reactive, and the answer will almost alway be “proactive.” It’s a noble goal, but according to the results of The 1E 2017 IT Incident Response Report, released this week by software tool vendor 1E, the average IT professional spends roughly 14 weeks every year reacting to events on the network.

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IT Business Edge

Why Your Business Must Be Prepared for Security Incidents

As I’ve said many times, cybersecurity seems to be more about reacting than acting or being proactive. Now, a new study by 1E found that, in fact, IT professionals spend a third of their time reacting to emergencies.

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New Survey of 1,000+ IT Pros Shows They Spend Nearly One Third of Their Time Reacting to Emergencies

1E, which provides the only software lifecycle automation solutions that can handle both routine IT tasks and emergency actions in real time, announced today the results of an exclusive survey of 1,014 IT professionals who together manage more than 21 million endpoints globally.

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Network World

Network World: New products of the week

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Adaptiva and MongoDB.

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Light Reading

New Tachyon Promotes Ad Hoc Security Queries

One of the major security issues of 2017 is visibility. Both network and security operations professionals want to know what’s happening on the network and what it means for the network and its users.

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DARK Reading

1E Launches EDR Platform To Query and Control All Endpoints

Tachyon enables IT teams to interact with millions of endpoints running multiple operating systems in real time.

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Redmond Magazine

Windows 10 To Get Update Size Reductions After Creators Update

Microsoft is starting to deliver smaller Windows 10 update packages, but only some Windows Insider Program testers are currently seeing the benefits.

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Security Week

UK’s 1E Challenges Tanium With New Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) Tool

Tachyon Takes on Tanium With Promise to Go From Detection to Remediation Across the Entire IT Estate in Seconds

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WinBuzzer

Windows 10: Organizations at Risk Due to Avoiding Clean Install

Nearly half of respondents in a 1E survey say organizations are opting for an in-place Windows 10 upgrade and are missing out on Microsoft’s security features that come with a clean install.

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IT Bob

MSP Opportunity: Reduce Clients’ Software ‘Waste’

Apparently, there are billions of dollars in software “waste” spread across U.S. businesses, according to a report by London-based software lifecycle management vendor 1E.

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Annual Software Waste

US and UK Enterprises Generating an Alarming $34 Billion in Annual Software Waste

A recent 1E report revealed software waste is on the rise, with the average large enterprise throwing away around $7.4 million a year on unused and under-used software. That adds up to a shocking total of $34 billion in total annual waste in the U.S. and U.K., with roughly 38 percent of all installed software going to waste.

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PLM software waste and future business models

Enterprise software vendors are in transition from perpetual licenses to software as a service (SaaS) models. The question of “use” is becoming of the most interesting for a manufacturing companies forced by vendors to pay “for use” instead of paying for license.

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Software waste costs US and UK $34 billion, says report

The current tally of software waste costs US companies $247 per user, or $28 billion, according to a study by 1E, which makes application management tools.

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Sustainable IT

Software waste report exposes untapped cost savings

1E recently released their 2016 Software Usage and Waste Report and we thought it useful to highlight some salient points and relate it back to our experience in the South African context.

According to the report, the current tally of software waste costs US companies $247 per user, or $28 billion. In South Africa we see clients with very similar unused profiles compared with that of 1E’s research. Conservatively one could expect an average of R2000 per PC of unused software.

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$247 Average software waste per user

1E have published some interesting research into the volume of unused software in large organizations.

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Base Line

Unused Software Costs Companies Millions

A shocking number of the software applications acquired by companies are considered “waste,” meaning they go unused for one or more months at a time—and sometimes longer, according to recent research published by 1E.

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CEO Digital

US Enterprise Software Waste hits $28 billion

Global enterprise software waste today stands at 38%, totalling $28 billion of waste in the US alone, or $247 per user, according to a new study by software firm 1E.

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PYMNTS

Here’s What’s Up In Corporate Spend

Corporate spending habits are in flux. New research reports find the good news and bad news in those changes. Wasted spending, for instance, is on the rise — in one area of the enterprise in particular. On the other hand, electronic invoice use is also up, so corporates may also be increasingly encouraged to spend digitally.

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Tech Republic

Report: Unused enterprise software is costing businesses a fortune

While reducing license waste won’t result in immediate savings it will make a difference over time. The report gives three specific areas of savings when licensing is tightly controlled: fewer renewal purchases, a reduction in maintenance, and a reduction in the risk of vendor audits. The report is worth reading in detail—you may just find an area where you could save tons of money a year.

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Tech Central

Waste a lot, want not

Imagine the gratitude of customers towards the partners that help them address the issue of wasted software. Vendors too, as their products drop out of the top 10 of software waste. They will be happy, won’t they?

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ZDNet Greentech Pastures

Software waste tab $34 billion in US, UK, says report

The current tally of software waste costs US companies $247 per user, or $28 billion, according to a study by 1E, which makes application management tools. Software waste is defined as an application that is deployed to a desktop but not used.

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Chief Executive

U.S. Companies are Wasting Billions on Unused Software

To address the problem, 1E says it’s a simple matter of reducing the volume of new licence purchases. Even a conservative reclamation rate of 75%, for instance, could help save more than $182 per user, it estimated.

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CIO, Network World and others

The real cost of unused software will shock you

A new study shows that, on average, each computer in every office around the world has about $259 of unnecessary, unwanted or unused software on it. That’s a lot of shelfware – and it’s costing companies big-time.

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Why Software Asset Management matters

By failing to provide management, tracking and protection of software assets, businesses are exposing themselves to multiple risks that can lead to security threats and software audits.

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Base Line

Why companies pay plenty for software waste

Businesses worldwide are losing billions of dollars due to an excessive amount of software waste within the enterprise, according to recent research from 1E.

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Tech Pro Essentials

Why unused software is costing your business

Software licensing used to be easy. One simply had to have a single license for every PC a product was installed on. PCs were easy to count as they never left the desk — laptops, mobile, and the cloud were not even on the radar.

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IT Bob

Selling a client on Software Asset Management

There’s a lot of unused software sitting within the IT infrastructures of global organizations, so much so that it constitutes about $30 billion in “waste” for U.S. businesses alone, according to 1E, a London-based software lifecycle automation vendor.

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Business Solution

Research finds $30 billion wasted in US on unused software

Global organizations are wasting money on software that is not used, according to a new report from Software Lifecycle Automation company 1E.

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IT Next

37% of the software spend in organizations is wasted: study

On average, companies are wasting 37% of their software spend, according to a research, The Real Cost of Unused Software – 2015, released by 1E, a UK-based software lifecycle information firm. The company estimates that the cost of this waste, in the US alone, could be worth $30 billion—enough money to feed the world’s hungry.

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CIO Insight

Why costly enterprise software goes unused

Software waste amounts to billions of dollars in unnecessary costs to businesses, and the time and effort to install and update this software is eye-opening. – See more at: http://www.cioinsight.com/blogs/why-costly-enterprise-software-goes-unused.html#sthash.8syJwBsI.dpuf

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Business Wire

Over a third of all software purchased goes unused, reveals new research from 1E

Global organizations are spending billions of dollars on software that is going unused, according to new data from Software Lifecycle Automation company, 1E.

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Yahoo Finance

Over a third of all software purchased goes unused, reveals new research from 1E

Global organizations are spending billions of dollars on software that is going unused, according to new data from Software Lifecycle Automation company, 1E.

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Market Watch

Over a third of all software purchased goes unused, reveals new research from 1E

Global organizations are spending billions of dollars on software that is going unused, according to new data from Software Lifecycle Automation company, 1E.

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Forward Geek

Over a third of all software purchased goes unused, reveals new research from 1E

The 1E analysis into the software that is deployed and unused in organizations was carried out on 3.6m desktops in 129 companies across 14 industry sectors.

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MyITForum

Digital or Die: 5 digital disruption facts that CIOs can’t afford to Ignore

Digital disruption is here to stay – and the implications it has for every business currently in operation cannot be ignored. The past five years have seen digital cease to be a trend and become one of the basics of survival.

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CIO Review

Now faster Windows 10 Deployment with 1E’s Nomad 6.0

NEW YORK, NY: Software lifecycle automation expert, 1E unleashes its advanced version of Nomad Windows Software Deployment tool.

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Info Security

Why you need to understand your App Exposure

Generally, using traditional SCCM models, patching across a medium-to-large organization requires numerous distribution points. In a large, global organization this can lead to major costs.

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Network World

New products of the week

Nomad is the industry standard solution for managing software deployment. New features include pre-caching capabilities, enhanced OSD integration, a new PXE Everywhere release and an accelerator feature for rapid deployment.

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MyITForum

1E launches Nomad 6.0 with new features for accelerated Windows 10 deployment

1E, the global leader in software lifecycle automation, has today released a new version of the Nomad Windows Software Deployment tool.

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Yahoo Finance

1E launches Nomad 6.0 with new features for accelerated Windows 10 Deployment

1E, the global leader in software lifecycle automation, has today released a new version of the Nomad Windows Software Deployment tool, the industry standard solution for managing software deployment.

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Reuters

1E launches Nomad 6.0 with new features for accelerated Windows 10 Deployment

1E, the global leader in software lifecycle automation, has today released a new version of the Nomad Windows Software Deployment tool, the industry standard solution for managing software deployment.

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Business Reporter

Lean vs Agile – and why it doesn’t have to be that way

Lean and Agile, two of the tech world’s biggest buzzwords, are often presented to us as opposing concepts: Agility, the domain of plucky upstarts with something to burn – principally money, but also the status quo.

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Cloud Wave

Why you need to squeeze the most out of your software investment

Every company in the 21st century absolutely must invest in quality software and then use them to their fullest potential.

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Sustainable IT

Do you know why you are wasting money on unused software?

Software spend contributes a significant chunk to the IT budget and to a large degree many organisations view this as a sunk cost and part of the plumbing. Smart organisations however are starting to question this spend as austerity measures become the norm and budgets get more and more squeezed.

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CIO, Network World and others

7 hidden compliance risks to avoid before your next software audit

IT vendors are turning up the heat on licensing audit activity, especially on enterprise customers. A survey from 1E reveals that the average number of software vendor audits is now four per year. For 10 percent of U.S. companies surveyed, the number jumps to between 11 and 15 per annum.

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Information Week

Cyber Security and the CIO: changing the conversation

Who in the enterprise should take the lead on cyber-security issues? And what role should the CIO play? These were the two main questions with which speakers wrestled during the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, held in May on the school’s campus in Cambridge, Mass.

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Urban Times

How much do we really spend on unused software in business?

Here in the UK and US we spend a lot of money on technology, particularly within business. Many businesses will invest thousands every year on the latest tech and software with the view that it will enhance the way the business and it’s employee’s work.

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Epic Launch

The true cost of unused software in business

A recent study taken out by 1E (a software lifecycle automation company) has shown that many companies around the world are spending excessive amounts of money on computer software that is never being used!

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Market Me

The true cost of unused software in business

Anyone who has a business knows and understands the costs that come with it, so why are so many businesses spending money on software that is hardly or never used? The below infographic shows just how much unused software is costing businesses across the UK and US.

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Tech Pro Essentials

Reclaiming IT budgets through Software License Optimization

Keen to maximize revenue and profits, software vendors are becoming increasingly vigilant about customer software licensing. These license audits come at a cost, whether it’s the time it takes to prepare and respond to requests, or the need for rapid purchase of licenses to ensure compliance.

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Business to Community

The true cost of unused software in business

A new report has revealed that businesses in both the UK and US are spending millions every year on redundant and unused software. The study conducted by the company 1E, reports that in some sectors, up to 56% of purchased software is not utilised.

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Business Wire

Vendor audits are on the rise, yet 28% of software remains unused, reveals 1E research

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Over a quarter (28%) of software deployed in the enterprise is unused or rarely used, yet companies do not have the appropriate processes in place to fully understand and manage these software assets, according to new research commissioned by software lifecycle automation company, 1E.

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Yahoo Finance

Vendor audits are on the rise, yet 28% of software remains unused, reveals 1E research

US and UK organizations spending millions unnecessarily by ignoring software reclaim

Over a quarter (28%) of software deployed in the enterprise is unused or rarely used, yet companies do not have the appropriate processes in place to fully understand and manage these software assets, according to new research commissioned by software lifecycle automation company, 1E.

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Business Computing World

Vendor audits are on the rise, yet 28% of software remains unused, reveals 1E research

New York and London – February 24, 2015: Over a quarter (28%) ofsoftware deployed in the enterprise is unused or rarely used, yet companies do not have the appropriate processes in place to fully understand and manage these software assets, according to new research commissioned by software lifecycle automation company, 1E.

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One News Page

Vendor audits are on the rise, yet 28% of software remains unused, reveals 1E research

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1E: Over a quarter (28%) of software deployed in the enterprise is unused or rarely used, yet companies do not have processes in place to fully understand and manage these software assets.

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Fort Mill Times

Vendor audits are on the rise, yet 28% of software remains unused, reveals 1E research

NEW YORK & LONDON — Over a quarter (28%) of software deployed in the enterprise is unused or rarely used, yet companies do not have the appropriate processes in place to fully understand and manage these software assets, according to new research commissioned by software lifecycle automation company, 1E.

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Tech Radar

Forget migration migraines: use zero-touch for ultra-efficient OS upgrades

Last year there was a great deal of focus on Windows XP, as businesses sought ways to move away from the ageing operating system before the April end-of-support deadline. Stories of long, overrunning migration projects were commonplace. What’s more, businesses faced significant cost penalties if they failed to migrate before the deadline. The NHS alone was forced to spend an eye-watering £5.5 million (around $8.5 million, AU$10.9 million) to extend its support for another year.

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Tech Pro Essentials

Implementing BYOPC: assessing its importance for your organization

The advent of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was a revolution in the way that employees access corporate resources on their smartphones and tablets and, although initially resisted by IT departments, most organizations now allow employees to use their own smart devices for work. However, for most users, smartphones/tablets are purely consumption devices. For real work, users revert to using their PCs, and in most organizations they will need to use Windows.

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Insight Success

Public sector organisations risk missing second Windows XP deadline, says 1E

New data from 1E suggests that many public sector organisations will fail to migrate away from Windows XP before the end of the first year of Microsoft Extended Support in April 2015. Any public sector organisation failing to migrate by this time may be forced to take a second year of support at a significantly higher cost.

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IT Business Edge

Top seven priorities for IT in 2015

Creating a Secure and Efficient Enterprise.

Click through for seven critical priorities IT pros should consider for 2015, as identified by Ambareesh Kulkarni, VP, 1E Professional Services, 1E.

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CoreTech

A story on using 1E Nomad Branch and Network Impact

I have been working at a larger Danish customer lately, and one of the tasks I was faced with was to help the customer decide, if they were to buy and implement Nomad from 1E.

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

Executive viewpoint 2015 prediction: 1E – the year of virtualization

While 2014 was a big year for the virtualization market, this sector is yet again poised for changes in 2015 as growing BYOD demand will continue to push IT departments to evolve their positioning and policies to satisfy employees. As virtualization technology is finally beginning to reach its maturity, we look forward to the launch of Windows 10 and further development of virtualization software from smaller vendors to push this segment forward. Here are three of our virtualization predictions for 2015.

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CIO, Network World and others

The big book of things technologists say

The Big Book of Things Technologists Say

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Independent

1E opens new office

The company aims to help its clients save money on running their IT programmes.

“Ireland has a positive attitude towards attracting and nurturing overseas businesses. Dublin offers a world-leading IT skills base and is home to experts in our particular field,” 1E chief executive Sumir Karayi said.

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Insider Media

1E creating Dublin jobs

IT software company 1E is opening a development centre in Dublin which will create up to 40 jobs.

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Business and Leadership

UK company 1E opens R&D office in Dublin with plans to employ 40

UK software company 1E is opening a software development office in Citywest, Dublin which will employ up to 40 people within two years.

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RTE News

90 jobs to be created in Dublin

There was a jobs boost for Dublin today as 90 positions were announced across two companies.

London-headquartered technology company 1E is to create up to 40 jobs in Dublin by the end of next year following the opening of a new office in Citywest.

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Forward Geek

1E invests in Dublin with new software development office

1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today announces the opening of a software development office in Citywest, Dublin – Ireland’s National Digital Park. The new office marks a strategic move by 1E to invest in Ireland and tap into the country’s IT talent pool. The company will be making 14 immediate hires, with further expansion of the team planned next year. The 1E Dublin office will employ up to 40 people over the next 2 years.

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Silicon Republic

Software company 1E bringing up to 40 new jobs to Dublin

The opening of software company 1E’s new R&D office in Dublin will see software engineers, designers and QA testers hired over the next two years.

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Careers Portal

Up to 40 new tech Jobs with 1E

Software company 1E is to open a new R&D office in Dublin. The development will see software engineers, designers and QA testers hired over the next two years.

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Irish Examiner

180 new jobs for Cork and Dublin

There is good news on the jobs front.

90 positions are on their way to Cork while a further 90 jobs have been announced in Dublin.

US firm Resolute Ocean Energy – which is establishing a European headquarters in Cork – will hire 80 staff, while Exceedence Limited and Resolve Marine will create the other positions.

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Tech Central

1E opens software development office in Dublin

IT solutions provider 1E has opened a software development office in Citywest, Dublin. The new office will employ up to 40 staff across software engineering, design and quality assurance over the next two years. The first 14 hires are due to be completed this month.

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Sector Publish Ingintelligence

1E invests in Dublin with new software development office

1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today announces the opening of a software development office in Citywest, Dublin – Ireland’s National Digital Park. The new office marks a strategic move by 1E to invest in Ireland and tap into the country’s IT talent pool. The company will be making 14 immediate hires, with further expansion of the team planned next year. The 1E Dublin office will employ up to 40 people over the next 2 years.

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Network World

New products of the week 12.08.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Microsoft and Watchguard Technologies

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UK Authority

Public sector bodies risk missing second Windows XP deadline, says 1E

Socitm unveils blueprint for Local Government Digital Service.

A blueprint for a centrally-funded local digital service, working alongside more strongly empowered in-house local authority digital teams, is presented in a new briefing from the Society of IT Management (Socitm).

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

1E Introduces Shopping 5.1 to enhance Security and Accessibility for IT Self Service within the Enterprise

1E, the global leader in IT cost optimization, has released a new version of its enterprise app store product, Shopping. Shopping 5.1 is the App Store for the Enterprise, that offers an intuitive, consumer-like App Store interface with full integration into Microsoft SCCM to ensure that users are only ever a click away from the software and IT services they need.

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Information Age

9 reasons to make your IT run more efficiently in 2015

As technology continues to increase its impact on businesses of all sizes, an efficient IT setup will provide no end of benefits

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How to succeed in a late-stage OS migration

How to succeed in a late-stage OS Migration

Most of the risks of remaining on an unsupported Windows XP system have been widely discussed in the public sphere, as business systems are vulnerable to viruses, malware and hacks. And Microsoft’s extension of anti-malware support until July 2015 won’t be enough to protect your systems.

XP exploits will likely begin to emerge en masse within the coming months. The millions of computers on which XP is still installed are simply too tempting a target. What’s more, on an old OS your business won’t have access to the latest apps or software, with all the attendant frustrations and productivity issues this implies.

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CIO Insight

Tackling the high cost of unused software

Many organizations are purchasing software that goes unused, so CIOs must do a much better job of deploying asset management and software tracking systems.
cost of unused software

Somewhere along the “Yellow Brick Road” of good intentions and the real world of operating a business lies a foggy forest of enterprise software. At the outset, every application and software tool represents an opportunity to run a business faster, better and cheaper.

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Silicon India

Immediate changes are expected in the security space

Enterprise Computing, has been a sophisticated trend influencing the industry.

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Network World

New products of the week 10.13.14

MyWorkNow is a secure, fast and low-cost client-hosted virtual desktop (CHVD) solution. The CHVD runs locally on the host PC, running completely offline while enabling access to corporate desktops.

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CIO, Network World and others

Local Virtual Desktops may be the (old) new thing in BYOD

For IT organizations seeking to take a more employee-centric stance by employing a Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) program, client hosted desktop virtualization may be what the doctor ordered.

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Business Wire

1E eBook addresses role of BYOPC for future of mobile workforce

LONDON & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today announced the release of “Mobilizing Your Workforce – Bring your own PC (BYOPC) without the Risks”. The e-book explores the increasing demand for BYOPC, along with best practices and the profound impact that improved BYOPC policies and security measures will have on companies as this movement gains additional traction.

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V3

1E enables firms to stream virtual desktops to workers to realise BYOD schemes

Software firm 1E is looking to enable enterprise bring your own device schemes with a platform that enables workers to download and run a corporate-managed virtual desktop on a PC or Mac, from anywhere the worker is located.

MyWorkNow, set to be available from the end of October, enables users to choose their own Windows desktop or laptop or a Mac system for work purposes, with their business applications running inside a virtual Windows PC instance created by the IT department.

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IT Pro Portal

Guess the one reason employers won’t let you bring your own PC to work

According to a survey of IT decision makers commissioned by efficiency software specialist 1E and carried out by Vanson Bourne 86 per cent of companies that ban employees from using their own PCs do so because of security concerns.

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

Great expectations & the disappointing reality: how VDI failed to meet its promises

It’s hard to know exactly how many people actually use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). However, we do know that the total percentage of VDI users in the world is very small, compared with users of physical desktops. Estimates vary, but compared with the 700 million or so enterprise PCs in the world, most analysts put the number of VDI users world-wide at anywhere between 10-15 million (or approximately 2 percent).

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Windows IT Pro

Could Microsoft finally be taking steps to fix product licensing when Windows 10 releases?

Anyone that has had to work with Microsoft licensing knows that its licensing structure is difficult to understand and broken. And, to make matters worse, you can get different explanations depending on who you talk to, or which department you reach, at Microsoft. You almost have to have a degree in science to figure out all the nuances of volume licensing. My buddy, Wes Miller (@getwired), with Directions on Microsoft, travels the world helping teach licensing in a two-day Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp.

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Windows IT Pro

1E introduces MyWorkNow: smart, efficient virtual provisioning for Windows Desktops

1E today has announced the release of a brand new product called MyWorkNow. I spoke with the 1E folks last week about this release and have more to share about this ingenious product than delivered in today’s press release.

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Tech Radar

Eight steps to ensure your business is successful with a late-stage OS migration

As you may be aware, some 20% of organisations have yet to migrate from Windows XP. You might even be one of those firms, and you may have finally come round to realising that upgrading is a necessity.

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UK Authority

In brief… Socitm unveils blueprint for Local Government Digital Service; Public sector bodies risk missing second Windows XP deadline, says 1E

Socitm unveils blueprint for Local Government Digital Service

A blueprint for a centrally-funded local digital service, working alongside more strongly empowered in-house local authority digital teams, is presented in a new briefing from the Society of IT Management (Socitm).

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ITAM Review

Process of the month – software request process

I suspect the reason many folks get in such a bind with designing a process to handle software requests is that they try and bundle no end of steps into the overall process, including procurement, testing, deployment etc. The trick with process engineering (like programming) is to focus on one element, get it working (and get it working well) and then consider pulling in other elements at a later stage – try not to map the moon!

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Knowledge Factory

Knowledge factory announces new partnership with 1E

Knowledge Factory is proud to announce a new partnership with, the leading software company 1E. 1E is a
privately owned IT software and services company based in the United Kingdom.

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ComputerWorld UK

Analyze to realize IT value

Do you rigorously determine the business value your organization will accrue as a result of IT projects, such as migrations, before you undertake them? All too often, according to IT efficiency software provider 1E, IT scopes, implements and supports a project, but only estimates (or doesn’t consider at all) the business value that will accrue.

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CIO, Network World and others

Cut costs by analyzing and optimizing licenses, migrations and power

By evaluating what workers actually use and ruthlessly cutting waste, IT departments can save millions of dollars through OS migrations and power management.

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Computer Weekly

Lloyds uses NightWatchman to cut electricity bill by £2.3m in eight months

Lloyds Banking Group has used PC power management software to make energy savings and, it says, changed its organisation’s culture to be more ecological.

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Tech Target

New software usage tool cuts wasteful IT spending

A new SaaS tool from SoftWatch helps IT pros make better software licensing and application management decisions, while reducing costs and supporting smarter end user device deployments.

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CIO, Network World and others

9 tips for CIOs as summer vacations hit

Have trouble leaving the office behind when you go on vacation? Here are nine tips to help give CIOs peace of mind when they (and their staff and fellow employees) head out for summer R&R.

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Information Age

How to deliver a successful app store for the enterprise

Designing an enterprise app store that maximises user engagement and efficiency for the IT department

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Computer Business Review

EU must ‘Get Tough’ on business energy efficiency energy

European Alliance to Save Energy members urge governments to focus
climate and energy security policies on demand reduction.

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The Huffington Post

Five things IT must learn from the automotive industry

There is an overriding problem within the IT sector. It goes beyond challenges like the complexity of IT projects, the growth of BYOD, increased workforce mobility or dealing with legacy systems. The big problem in IT is the high degree of waste.

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Information Week

What IT can learn from the auto industry

There’s too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.

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Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software: 2014 winners

Five innovative IT projects have been chosen as the winners of the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software 2014, during a ceremony at Cloud World Forum in London today.

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Search Enterprise Desktop

Windows 7 migrations win out for XP shops

For some organizations, the official end of support for Windows XP raises the question: Should they migrate to a newer operating system such as Windows 7 or Windows 8, or is remaining on XP worth the risk?

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BCW

End of Windows XP: why late migration is good for business

Nearly three months on from the official end of support for Windows XP many companies who are still using the legacy operating system are becoming more wary about the security holes they might be exposed to. But they are also very aware of the large customer support charges for extending support beyond XP’s official shelf life.

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Tech Radar

Still using Windows XP? time to move, fast!

On 8 April 2014, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. This means that at this point, unless you have a limited (and expensive) extended support contract agreed with Microsoft, your business is no longer protected against emerging vulnerabilities in XP and potential exploits.

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Tech Target

Windows XP to Windows 7 migration tops old OS, Windows 8

For some organizations, the official end of support for Windows XP raises the question: Should they migrate to a newer operating system such as Windows 7 or Windows 8, or is remaining on XP worth the risk?

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IT Pro Portal

From zero to IT hero: migrating from Windows XP

Windows XP support officially ended on last month, yet it is estimated around 30 per cent of businesses are still yet to migrate to a new operating system.

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Tech Target

MyWorkNow software offers offline VDI, no infrastructure costs

HOUSTON — IT pros will have another choice for desktop virtualization from a company that promises offline VDI without infrastructure upgrade costs.

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CIO, Network World and others

11 spring cleaning tips for CIOs

The arrival of spring is often taken as a sign that it’s time to clean your house from top to bottom. The same idea holds true for CIOs and their IT environment. You probably have lots of good housekeeping tasks filed away in your “someday” folder, like rationalizing your applications or getting your power costs under control. Now is as good a time as any to get a jump on your spring cleaning. Here are 11 tips from CIOs for tasks you should undertake to clean up your IT department and organization.

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eWeek

10 best practices for spring cleaning your data center

Just as we step back now and then to deep clean, update and purge unneeded items from our residences, so also we should do with data centers of any size.

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British Association of Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)

Running the London Marathan dressed as a sunflower

Following on from last year’s successful effort, in which over £10,000 was raised for us, Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, returned to the streets of the capital for the London Marathon. Sumir was again fundraising on behalf of the BAAF and this time he had company.

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Search Enterprise Desktop

New application usage analysis tool helps IT lower office license costs

New software that measures application usage based on users’ keyboard and mouse interaction can help IT pros cut down on the number of Microsoft Office licenses they need.

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Enterprise Efficiency

CIOs: eat your own dog food

The term “eating your own dog food” originated in a 1970s dog food commercial, but its use in the software business started with Microsoft in the late 1980s. The idea is that you use your own products that are in production internally. This real-world use by your own employees provides a feedback loop that allows you to improve the product for your customers.

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eWeek

IRS pays microsoft for extended XP support

Guess who filed an extension for Windows XP support? The IRS is paying Microsoft to keep Windows XP going after the company retired the over-the-hill OS.

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Tech Target

Will tablets with the Windows 8.1 update come to an office near you?

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update may improve the user experience with the operating system, but whether the new features are enough to spur IT to deploy Windows 8.1 tablets to mobile users remains to be seen.

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CRN

Life in the old dog yet?

As Windows XP reaches the end of its life, Hannah Breeze investigates why some organisations just will not – or cannot – let go of the 13-year-old operating system

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Tech Target

Windows 7 Migration station: the path of least resistance

While not the newest or most glamorous OS, Windows 7 might provide the
simplest escape from XP.

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Network World

Keys to success for a last-minute XP migration

For many, time has run out. Microsoft’s long-anticipated end-of-life for Windows XP has arrived and not everyone is ready for it. But for those who are still migrating, there is still time to learn from the mistakes of predecessors and take advantage of the efficiency benefits this transition offers.

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Channel Register

Windows XP is finally DEAD, right? Er, not quite. Here’s what to do if you’re stuck with it

Today will be like no other day because it’s the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP. Yet there’s good news if you’re still using XP. For starters, you’re not alone.

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eWeek

Windows XP reaches the end of the line

Today, for the first time, Windows XP users are in uncharted territory. As the company has repeatedly warned during the past year, it has officially ended support for the 12-year-old operating system.

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ComputerWorld UK

Keys to success for a last-minute XP migration

For many, time has run out. Microsoft’s long-anticipated end-of-life for Windows XP has arrived and not everyone is ready for it. But for those who are still migrating, there is still time to learn from the mistakes of predecessors and take advantage of the efficiency benefits this transition offers.

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Techie News

Ten tips to deliver an effective late-stage Windows XP migration

Have you embarked on a migration from Windows XP? If not, then you’re not alone, as 29% of organisations using Windows XP have still not migrated to a new operating system.

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CRN

FoI requests point to Windows 8 public sector bellyflop

Only two per cent of local councils are plumping for Windows 8 as they migrate off XP, Freedom of Information (FoI) requests sent out by CRN suggest.

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Techie News

As Windows XP near its death, 1E CEO asserts the only viable approach left is Zero-Touch Windows Migration

Sumir Karayi, the CEO of 1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today claimed that 1E’s ‘Zero-Touch Windows Migration’ is the only remaining “sensible” option for businesses looking to migrate from Windows XP.

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Enterprise Efficiency

Reinventing ‘Internal IT’

When I first took on the role of CIO, I realized that there were more than just technical issues that needed to be addressed in our business. There were issues with how the IT department worked and how the rest of the company perceived it.

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Biztech Africa

First National Bank chooses 1E to lower energy consumption

1E, a global leader in IT efficiency software, has announced that First National Bank (FNB) of South Africa has selected NightWatchman Enterprise to reduce energy consumption, on its estate of 8,500 workstations, during peak demand times, overnight and during weekends.

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Information Age

App, app and away: building an enterprise app store

Deployed in the right way, an enterprise app store will ensure an efficient software management process that guarantees transparency on software licensing and reduces costs,’ says David Harding, senior product manager at 1E.

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SAAS in the Enterprise

SaaS means SMBs need CIOs, too

As a relatively small business of roughly 200 staff, having grown organically over the past 15 years, here at 1E we’ve always dealt with our own internal IT systems and business processes with a small company mentality. We know what’s going on across the company because it’s only a small business.

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IT Business Edge

Tips for SMBs that still need to make the jump from XP

The Windows XP end of support (EOS) date of April 8, 2014, is rapidly approaching, but many small to midsize businesses (SMBs) have yet to make the leap to a more up-to-date version. The reasons why vary—some lack the manpower and budget required to update 200 or more computers, and others simply don’t have on-site tech support to even realize how to go about making the upgrade.

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Information Week

Windows XP last-minute upgrades: 3 tips

Under the gun with your XP upgrade? IT exec shares advice for a smoother, more successful OS migration.

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Finance Monthly

Spotlight on… Software Asset Management

Your IT department budgeted for software expenditure over the next four years, but mid-way through, a software vendor conducts an audit to compare actual installs against the purchases they know about. This may considerably affect the software budget, and even the IT budget, not to mention the time and resource spent in preparing the data required for the audit. Effective SAM from 1E can immediately help mitigate such pain; rationalize the number of applications deployed across an estate; and ensure license compliance. When faced with software vendor auditors we can arm you with all the necessary information at a stroke.

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Tech Target

Windows XP anti-malware support extended until 2015, buys IT time

IT pros scrambling to migrate off Windows XP by its April end-of-life date have gotten a minor reprieve.

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Business Journals

Henry Seddon | people on the move

Seddon will lead the marketing team and take responsibility for 1E’s overall go-to-market vision, product evolution and marketing strategy. His focus will be to accelerate growth at 1E to become the dominant provider of efficient IT solutions, saving companies time and resources through identifying IT waste, removing it & optimizing everything else.

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Channel Register

Microsoft tarts up software licensing to fend off ‘a few clicks and a credit card’ rivals

‘Why do I need to speak to a rocket scientist every time I buy Microsoft?’

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ITAM Review

1E AppClarity for Adobe License Management

AppClarity from 1E has some great technology to offer organizations looking to manage and reduce the cost of their Adobe estate.

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IT Business Edge

5 common excuses for avoiding Windows Migrations

Why do large organizations delay in migrating their users to the latest Windows operating system (OS)? According to Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, there are five major excuses they often hear which prevent IT from staying current in terms of the operating system, and many other technologies. This understanding comes from the work 1E have done with more than 1500 organizations over the last 15 years, and they offer some insight to combat these commonly-overheard defenses.

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Windows IT Pro

Bypass Service Manager and Orchestrator and implement email approval directly into Configuration Manager

One of the key, new consumerization features of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 is the ability to setup a corporate “App Store” where end-users can “shop” for corporate-approved applications to be installed at the user’s whim. This is huge value where ConfigMgr admins only need to provide software bits in an internal directory on a server, then in ConfigMgr configure the application’s properties and make the software available. End-users can just browse the web directory listing of available applications and acquire applications needed for specific jobs and functions. ConfigMgr admins can even limit application “stock” to ensure that corporate licensing is also adhered to.

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The Huffington Post

Why are large companies so slow at migrating to Windows 7?

Windows 7 is widely believed to be a significant upgrade over XP and most users have experienced it at home, so why hasn’t IT upgraded the organization to it already? There are five main reasons we’ve learned at 1E from direct experience helping thousands of companies migrate efficiently. I detail the final two of these five factors in Part II of the series.

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IT Business Edge

Tick Tock! six good reasons to migrate your XP OS

Tick tock. Six months, that’s equivalent to 181 days, 4344 hours, 250,640 minutes, or 15,638,400 seconds. Are you counting the days until extended Windows XP support expires on April 8, 2014?

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Real Business

Almost 61 per cent of organisations do not monitor for unused software on servers, PCs and laptops

Although the number of software audits businesses are exposed to is on the increase, the majority of firms only have limited visibility into what software is actually being used across their IT estates, according to 1E research..

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Only Software Blog

Almost 61 per cent of organisations do not monitor for unused software on servers, PCs and laptops

Although the number of software audits businesses are exposed to is on the increase, the majority of firms only have limited visibility into what software is actually being used across their IT estates, according to 1E research.. With businesses unable to pinpoint the exact applications that are being used on their desktops, laptops and servers, they are prone to over-spend on software licenses in order to avoid the fines levied as a result of failed vendor audits.

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Global Banking and Finance

Warning you are entering Windows XP danger zone

Sumir Karayi, CEO at 1E explains the pitfalls of having waited so long to move away from Windows XP and how best to tackle a Windows 7 migration in the short time there is left before extended support for Windows XP expires in April 2014.

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Ealing Gazette

Ealing businessman is on a fundraising roll

A BUSINESSMAN has raised £3,600 to help children in care find a loving home and hopes to raise even more when he takes part in Sunday’s London Marathon

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CIO, Network World and others

UK businesses stalling on Windows XP migration

With just a year until the end of Microsoft’s support for the operating system, many UK enterprises are yet to begin migration from Windows XP.

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International Data Group

UK businesses stalling on XP migration as end of Microsoft support looms

With precisely one year until the end of Microsoft’s support for the operating system, many UK enterprises are yet to begin migration from Windows XP.

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PC Advisor

UK businesses stalling on XP migration as end of Microsoft support looms

Less than half of UK companies have begun migration process, with one year until Microsoft stops free updates

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Dark Vision Hardware

Windows XP extended support ends one year from now

The Inquirer reminds us that Microsoft’s extended support for Windows XP ends in 365 days, which basically means that the then 13 year old operating system will no longer receive security updates. Consumers or companies still using Windows XP are highly advised to switch to Windows 7 or 8 asap.

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Channel Biz

Migration advised with a year to go before Windows XP dies

With one year to go before Windows XP becomes officially unsupported, many firms still don’t have plans in place to migrate away from the 12-year old operating system.

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ComputerWorld UK

UK businesses stalling on XP migration as end of Microsoft support looms

Less than half of UK companies have begun migration process, with one year until Microsoft stops free updates With precisely one year until the end of Microsoft’s support for the operating system, many UK enterprises are yet to begin migration from Windows XP.

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Microscope

Clock ticking loudly over end of XP support

The clock is ticking on those users that are still booting up Windows XP systems with the end of support looming in a year’s time with many running the risk of not migrating to a more up-to-date OS before Microsoft flicks the switch on its old operating system.

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The Inquirer

Extended support for Windows XP ends in 365 days

THE END OF EXTENDED SUPPORT for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system (OS) is now exactly one year away.

Microsoft acknowledged the countdown to the end of support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 almost a year ago, advising back then that it was is a good time for organisations that still have PCs running the software to migrate to a newer version, such as Windows 7.

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SC Magazine UK

XP support cut-off leaves businesses open to cyber attacks

With exactly one year to go before Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP for good, businesses are being warned that failure to upgrade could leave them open to cyber attacks and other security issues.

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Microscope

Migration concerns still cloud Windows 8 upgrade

With just a few days to go before Microsoft hands developers a chance to play with Windows 8.1 there are still plenty of questions that remained unanswered over the latest OS.

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Channel Eye

Firms face XP migration nightmare

Windows 8.1 is around the corner – a reshaping of Windows 8, which received a lukewarm reception since its October 2012 launch. However, critics warn that the key question for businesses will be migration from Windows XP, when support for that operating system ends in early 2014. – See more at: http://channeleye.co.uk/firms-face-xp-migration-nightmare/#sthash.9MCWph7s.dpuf

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Channel Eye

On Monday, just a year before XP goes

This coming Monday will mark just one year until Microsoft ends extended support for Windows XP. Vista was a joke – but Windows 7 is quite good, and companies are being urged to upgrade their OS before exposing themselves to unnecessary risk.

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Tg Dialy

Windows XP will soon fade into the distance

This coming Monday will mark just one year until Microsoft ends extended support for Windows XP. Vista was a joke – but Windows 7 is quite good, and companies are being urged to upgrade their OS before exposing themselves to unnecessary risk.

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Computer Business Review

1E says migrate to Windows 7 or 8 now

On Monday 8th April, organisations face the one year countdown to the end of extended Windows XP support. Despite much publicity from leading analyst houses and Microsoft itself strongly advising companies to migrate to the next OS, specifically Windows 7 or 8, many firms are still at a loss as to how to achieve this cost-effectively and efficiently before the scheduled end date, writes UK-based IT efficiency firm 1E.

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USA Today

Four simple steps to protect the US from hackers

EDITOR’S NOTE: As cyber intrusions for criminal profit and nation-state strategic intelligence gathering continues to escalate, the White House is stepping up its efforts to get Congress to impose data handling rules on private industry in order to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. In this guest commentary, Geoff Collins, vice president of product management at network efficiency systems vendor 1E, outlines some simple steps companies can take for the greater good.

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CTR Virtual Era

Meeting today’s business challenges through effective systems management

Resolving the Problem of Content Delivery
To ensure content delivery of configuration management reliably and securely, IT needs a software-based, hardware-independent solution that manages IT data dynamically, without disrupting business applications.

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International Trade

Will energy shortage affect trade?

Sumir Karayi, CEO at UK IT efficiency firm 1E, argues that efficient energy use is essential in this time of scarce resources:

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Security Park

NAO warns of cyber security skills shortage

Systems management teams can plug the gap, says 1E

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Professional Security Magazine Online

Cyber audit comment

The National Audit Office paints a bleak picture about the UK’s readiness to fight cyber attacks, and it’s true that hackers have had the upper hand over recent years. Indeed, the report states that there were a staggering 44 million cyber attacks in 2011 alone, costing the country more than £27bn.

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TechWeek Europe

National Audit Office warns of 20-year wait for cyber security professionals

It could take twenty years to train the number of cyber security specialists the country needs

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ZDNet Greentech Pastures

South African energy company embraces power management software

As part of a broader PC efficiency initiative, Sasol will save at least $100,000 annually on energy costs.

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Tm Cnet

Sasol selects 1E

Once Sasol deploys 1E IT Efficiency solutions, it expects to make a savings of 83 million South African Rand (ZAR) (equivalent to more than $9.8 million).

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Information Week

Windows XP stalwarts boost services business in UK

With fewer than 500 days of Windows XP support remaining, many U.K. enterprises haven’t started migration plans.

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Forbes CIO Network

Why aren’t you pruning your IT?

Google is a super rich company. It has a huge, talented engineering staff at all levels and an R&D budget that is criticized for being too big. And yet, with all these advantages and resources, Google makes it a high priority to prune its portfolio and shut down projects that aren’t working.

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

Executive viewpoint 2013 prediction: 1E

Virtualization is now table stakes in IT architecture. Nearly every Client we encounter is already highly virtualized, if not leveraging Cloud as a part of their IT environment. Furthermore, a few Clients have embraced Cloud so aggressively that it is a fundamental component of their enterprise architecture.

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Network World

Dreading Windows 7 or 8 deployments? How advanced application mapping could be your silver lining

Supporting an ever-increasing number of enterprise applications has always presented a challenge, but this pain is especially acute when operating system (OS) upgrades — such as from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 — are rolled out.

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Sait News

Are you ready for POPI?

IT departments in large organisations are not even doing the basics to protect sensitive information, expert warns.

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CTR Virtual Era

Achieving Software License Optimization in a virtual era

It may seem like a given that organizations should optimize the purchasing, deployment and usage of software. However, many think that software license optimization is an unattainable ideal – especially in a virtual environment. While it is no simple task and does require advanced tools, software license optimization in a virtual era should be a priority for all IT teams – reducing costs and saving valuable IT staff time in the process.

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TechNet UK

Guest post: power to the people – AppStores for the enterprise

The consumerisation of IT has undoubtedly been one of the industry’s favourite topics in 2012. While the majority of organisations will associate the term with the explosion of the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon (and the associated task of tirelessly managing personal devices on the network),

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The Datachain

Gregg Erdmann talks about how 1E helps his fortune 500 company

Gregg Erdmann discusses how his Fortune 500 organization uses NightWatchman Enterprise from 1E to add value to their SCCM infrastructure.

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IT Business Edge

Systems Management in a distributed world

Companies like 1E say this state of affairs presents many challenges, but there are opportunities as well. As the company’s Richard Threlkeld puts it, with proper systems management , “software license costs are slashed, IT staff costs eliminated and network content headaches are gone.”

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City Biz List

1E appoints David Rode as SVP, Worldwide Sales

A seasoned technology executive with a proven track record in field operations, sales, marketing and partner alliances, Rode will lead 1E’s international sales team and be responsible for the company’s direct sales program’s strategy and growth, prioritizing the proliferation of 1E’s IT efficiency solutions on a global scale.

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The Datachain

How Nomad helps a Fortune 500 Company

Brian Mason, ConfigMgr MVP, discusses how he uses Nomad from 1E at a Fortune 500 company to make his life easier.

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TechNet UK

Guest post: top tips on System Center 2012 from 1E

1E Consultants took a deep dive into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and here are their top tips for success.

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

Considerations for Application Virtualization

In this article, Dave Harding, Product Manager at IT efficiency company 1E, discusses why organizations need to have visibility of their virtualized applications and how they can achieve this.

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ComputerWorld UK

Arup saves over £1m on software costs

Leading structural engineering firm Arup says it has saved £1.3 million by ridding itself of unused software and streamlining software deployment.

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Tech Target

The risk of using Windows kernel-mode drivers in systems management

Implementing innovative IT efficiency solutions is becoming a top priority for many businesses, so it is critical that solutions providers understand how those efficiency solutions can impact customers’ systems management infrastructure, as well as which practices may introduce unnecessary risk.

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Tm Cnet

Arup saves $1M by eliminating unused software

A few days ago, the global leader in IT efficiency software, 1E, announced that Arup, a major structural engineering firm, has selected AppClarity and Shopping.

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ITAM Review

An ITAM bull’s-eye: detection & removal of unused software

Software efficiency vendor 1E has sold its license optimisation tool to structural engineering firm Arup. The tool itself is designed to connect with Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and run analytics from its database.

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Business Computing World

Windows 8 Is great for BYOD, but lacks enterprise appeal

With the official launch of Windows 8 today, many enterprises are still unclear as to what Microsoft’s new release can really offer them. Billed as the most talked about Operating System since Windows 95, the double launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet makes it clear that Windows 8 has been optimised for tablet users as opposed to providing that slick finish we have come to expect on the enterprise side.

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Redmond Channel Partner

Windows 8 migration tools for early adopters

With analysts at Gartner Inc. discouraging enterprises from upgrading to Windows 8 yet, the expectation is for a fairly slow rollout of the radically different OS. For customers willing to leap right away, though, there are a few tools that partners can use to ease migrations.

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Computer Business Review

Windows 8 launch: expert reaction

Sumir Karayi, CEO at 1E: “With the double launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, it is clear that Windows 8 has been optimised for tablet users as opposed to providing that slick finish we have come to expect on the enterprise side. As a traditionally strong player in the enterprise space, Microsoft has opted to emulate the Apple look-and-feel with this new release.”

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CRN

Microsoft Partners gearing up for Windows 8 opportunities

While the IT culture differs from one company to the next, more conservative companies will be cautious about upgrading to Windows 8 too quickly, predicted Paul Szemerenyi, vice president of North American channel sales at 1E, a New York-based IT efficiency solution and service provider. “There’s going to be lots of watching, lots of waiting to see what happens,” he said.

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TechNet UK

Guest post: supercharging private cloud efficiencies by Andy Hawkins

Organizations are continuing to face challenges in the data center. It’s true that virtualization has succeeded in addressing power and space concerns, but at most, it has only reduced spend marginally. Indeed, many companies are finding it hard to recognize ROI as sprawl is generating new VMs all the time. Some sanctioned, others rogue and telling the difference is hard.

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Windows IT Pro

Prepare for your migration to Windows 7 (and then Windows 8!)

1E provides some interesting tips. Is your environment on the brink of migrating to Windows 7? The good folks at 1E have some advice to share about that scenario, and beyond that OS, they have some planning tips to keep in mind for those of you waiting to make the leap to Windows 8.

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ITAM Review

Review: 1E AppClarity & Shopping

An independent review of Shopping and AppClarity from 1E, by Martin Thompson at The ITAM Review. Martin is an independent software industry analyst, SAM consultant and founder of The ITAM Review and The ITSM Review.

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Computer Business Review

1E launches new version of systems management software Nomad 2012

IT efficiency software firm 1E has upgraded its systems management software Nomad to integrate Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). This article includes commentary from Microsoft Management and Security Division CVP Brad Anderson.

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Environmental Leader

1E updates Nomad enterprise software for Systems Management

1E announced the launch of Nomad 2012, a revised version of its enterprise software for systems management. The revised version is integrated with Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Microsoft’s latest Systems Management platform. Nomad 2012, integrated with SCCM, does not need another admin console or separate competing infrastructure and does not create a single point of failure.

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ComputerWorld UK

1E launches Nomad 2012, a WAN optimisation tool to aid Windows 7 migration

Geoff Collins, head of product management at 1E is interviweed by Derek du Preez about the launch of Nomad 2012. Nomad 2012™ is tightly integrated with Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), and supercharges Win7 deployments – using Nomad a US organization recently deployed Windows 7 to 39,000 PCs in just one month; we believe this to be a record.

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eChannel Line

1E launches Nomad 2012 systems management software

Geoff Collins, head of product management, 1E tells Mark Cox of the three key enhancements to Nomad 2012. First is the full support for Configuration Manager 2012, Microsoft’s latest systems management platform. Second is a new feature, Peer Backup Assistant, which backs up a user’s customized settings then restores them, saving organizations from transferring data over the WAN again.

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Computer Weekly

ERM uses Nomad to accelerate Windows 7 roll-out

Sustainability consultancy ERM has used a combination of 1E’s Nomad Enterprise software and Microsoft’s ConfigMgr platform to distribute Windows 7 in a matter of hours. Previously, ERM would spend seven days or more distributing new OS images across its offices. “With Nomad, it takes just 24 hours on average, depending on connection speeds at each office location,” comments Tim Edwards, group IT software deployment lead at ERM.

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MyITForum

1E launches Nomad 2012

Rod Trent, CEO,m MyITForum says the following in this article about the launch of Nomad 2012: Nomad is one of those apps that seems like something from a Harry Potter movie because it’s a bit magical. I’ve heard, time and again, from customers that use it and they’ll shrug and say “I don’t know how it does it. It just works.”

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TechWeek Europe

1E claims 39,000 Windows 7 system upgrades in one month

IT efficiency specialist company 1E has claimed a record, delivering a Windows 7 upgrade to 39,000 users at a single company within the space of a month, using its new Nomad2012 product. With Windows 8 on the horizon, most companies are still using Windows XP and/or Windows 7, and now face the prospect of upgrading systems before the end of support for Windows XP.

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Fin24

Licensed to kill

Research has shown that between 20-40% of applications installed by companies are not used. In the United States alone, they believe that this accounts for $12.3bn in preventable and ongoing costs. Jon James, sustainable IT, a 1E partner in South Africa and Australia, explains

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451 Research

IT department looking to cut costs and show value? There’s an app for that

Best known for its power management products, 1E introduced AppClarity for software license management in April 2011, targeting what it says is $15bn in annual waste of unused software licenses in the US and UK. It works in tandem with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to find unused licenses and ensure compliance with existing license agreements, says Dennis Callaghan, the451.

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Forbes CIO Network

Corporate app stores: harness the power of BYOD

The new generation of ‘iWorker’ expects to be able to get their work done with devices they choose to use. Rather than fight a losing battle, smart organizations must embrace Bring Your Own Device initiatives, comments Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E.

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Consumerize IT

Shopping for AD permissions (and applications, too) with 1E

1E’s corporate app store product, called Shopping, is consumerization-friendly in two ways: it enables self service provisioning for Windows applications; and self service for identity management, where actual client applications become irrelevant. License management is another big component of Shopping as well as 1E’s related product, AppClarity. Read more here.

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International Association of IT Asset Managers' ITAK magazine

Make SAM a dream: stop living the nightmare by optimizing software licenses

On pages 7-9 of the official publication of the International Association of IT Asset Managers, Inc., Geoff Collins, 1E talks about software license optimization.
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The Daily Energy Report

Living in electric dreams

Without precise energy consumption measurements, the cost and carbon savings reported by PC power management solutions can be wildly inaccurate. So, what drives an organization to adopt PC power management tools? Nick Milne-Home, president, 1E explains.

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IT Business Edge

Five steps to simplify Software Asset Management

Many companies struggle to identify what software is used and by whom. Geoff Collins, 1E presents five steps to make managing software assets effective and simple.

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CRN

How to make managing software assets simple

The challenge of managing software assets can present a nightmare scenario for companies unable to identify what software is used and by whom. Here, Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E illustrates how, with the right tools and policies, you can help your customers make managing software assets a dream.

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The Huffington Post

A guide to IT Efficiency

Over the past five years $8 trillion has been spent on IT globally. If you look back at that figure, it’s like giving everyone in North America a car, or funding 888 Olympiads or 5,333 Space Shuttle launches or giving a MacBook Air to every one of the seven billion people in the world. Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E looks back at the challenge of Efficient IT and offers top tips to increase IT efficiency.

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Digital Manufacturing

How a more efficient IT infrastructure helped save Parker Hannifin millions

With sales in 2011 of US$10 billion and an increasing global footprint, the biggest challenge facing 1E customer Parker Hannifin was how to ensure its IT infrastructure could keep up with the business’ continual growth.

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The Huffington Post

Keeping employees appy

In today’s digital age, today’s iWorker is no stranger to the phrase ‘there’s an app for that.’ Dave Harding, product manager for self-service app store Shopping at 1E talks about empowering organisations to make the consumerisation of IT a reality in the workplace.

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Energy Management

The hidden costs of sleepless PCs

Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E, explains how to maximize savings from a PC Power Management deployment by tackling sleepless PCs. Features information about 1E customer Balfour Beatty WorkPlace.

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CIO, Network World and others

US Dept of State is one of 2012’s superstars of Sustainable IT with its 1E PC Power Management project

1E customer, the US Department of State, launched an agency-wide initiative to eliminate power waste across 100 percent of its workstation computers, to comply with federal mandates and support the Department’s Greening Diplomacy Initiative. As a result, it has been recognised by InfoWorld as a 2012 superstar of sustainable IT.

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Computer Business Review

1E cooks up power management recipe for airline meal firm

LSG Sky Chefs has selected 1E’s NightWatchman Enterprise platform to improve its PC power management capabilities. The airline catering and in-flight services provider hopes to save €70,000 per year with NightWatchman PC power management platform.

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Environmental Leader

1E wins LSG Sky Chefs PC Power Management contract

Software company 1E has been contracted by in-flight services provider LSG Sky Chefs to increase the efficiency of its PCs. Powering down the corporate PCs during non–work hours is expected to save LSG Sky Chefs approximately €70,000 ($91,000) per year.

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ZDNet Greentech Pastures

Airline catering company opts for 1E power management recipe

LSG Sky Chefs has adopted 1E’s NightWatchman to deliver on its new global energy-efficiency policies. The installation will save approximately 400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, despite the fact that approximately 800 PCs need to be kept running 24×7 basis.

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Environmental Leader

How efficient is your server estate?

Robert Monine, director of federal programs with 1E delves into the topic of server power management and looks at Useful Work analysis, which can help organizations decomission as many as one in six servers – an attractive proposition.

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Green Bang

Free PC Power Management tools may not be worth the money

When selecting a PC power management product, there are many options to choose from, including premium, cheap and even free. While the free options are still preferable to nothing at all, they are missing a number of key capabilities. Nick Milne-Home explains.

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MSP Mentor

As Windows 8 approaches, top MSP still sees Windows 7 opportunities

Long View Systems, one of North America’s top MSPs, is moving into cloud computing. The MSP is working with 1E, an IT efficiency company, to promote Windows 7 uptake in the business community.

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Energy & Environmental Management

The high energy cost of sleepless PCs

PC Power Management is a relatively inexpensive, easy to deploy way for organizations to reduce energy consumption, and therefore operating costs and environmental footprint, and it’s not hard to see why. Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E explains.

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How to simplify systems management and OS Deployments

With the right preparation and an effective IT efficiency solution, companies can approach an OS migration project with confidence. These pointers will help get you on the right track.

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The Daily Energy Report

Sound economics for powerful savings through IT Efficiencies

The stark economic outlook has meant businesses are looking to operate in a leaner, meaner state, where every penny counts.IT energy consumption is an easy area to target. Nick Milne-Home, president of 1E Inc explains.

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The Green IT Review

EU energy efficiency directive – why the IT industry needs it

The EU’s 20-20-20 plan to address climate change has three objectives. What’s odd about the plan is that while the emissions reduction and renewable energy targets are backed up by EU Directives that are legally binding on member states, the energy efficiency aim is not.

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The Fifth Estate

Green IT companies partner to tackle Australia’s worst polluter tag

Prominent companies in the green IT movement, 1E and sustainableIT have extended their partnership into Australia and New Zealand.

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vITal magazine

Tackling the software waste headache

In the UK alone, there is over £1.7 billion worth of preventable and ongoing cost associated with unused software and shelfware which still incurs maintenance and support charges. Geoff Collins aims to put this right.

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Datacenter Solutions

Streamlining your server estate

Andy Hawkins, product manager, 1E talks about the importance of streamlining your server estate for greater IT efficiencies.

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ITAM Review

Independent product review of AppClarity from 1E

ITAM Review author Martin Thompson says: “For organizations who have already invested in a ConfigMgr infrastructure and have a locked-down environment, (…) AppClarity (…) is a no brainer for automating routine software management tasks, especially for high-volume desktop applications”.

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Power Source Online

Networking equipment cost optimization

Buying Used Servers may be a Gray Market, but Cost Optimization is not. Andy Hawkins, Product Manager, 1E explains.

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American Banker

Turning off PCs, lowering bills

Kiwibank says it is on track to recoup $18,614 in annual savings from its NightWatchman energy management project. The results were independently verified by Energy and Technical Services Ltd., a consulting firm that works for New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

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Greenwise Business

Energy efficiency in the workplace: the solutions and the users that advocate them

Energy efficiency is one of the most effective ways to tackle energy costs in the workplace, but most businesses are still failing to implement even the most basic measures. This special report features comment from 1E.

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Business Computing World

Tackling datacenter inefficiencies

In the next couple of years energy costs in data centres will rise massively. In 2010, energy alone accounted for 12% of the cost of running a data centre; the third largest expense after people (29%) and software (22%), according to Gartner. Andy Hawkins, product manager, 1E looks at these statistics in context and discusses server rationalization.

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Business Computing World

IT Efficiency is the next evolutionary step

Power management is only one element in the IT Efficiency debate. For organisations to become truly efficient, streamline costs and reduce their impact on the environment, they need to measure the usefulness of IT, remove wasted assets to reduce cost and optimise the rest. Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E explains.

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The Green IT Review

Moving beyond power to efficiency

The problem with power is that it isn’t a discrete component of IT. The best way to measure its impact is to look at overall efficiency. Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E explains.

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CRN

How to sell Windows 8

Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 8, will soon debut, and with it comes new and improved power management abilities. IT solution providers, however, can add to its built-in functionality. Here, Sumir Karayi, CEO at 1E, offers tips on how to save customers money by saving energy.

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Treehugger

How we are greenwashing the cloud and what it means for IT’s Carbon Footprint

When it comes to the cloud and the controversy around whether or not it is really a greener way to go, 1E has something to say about it. Treehugger talked with CEO Sumir Karayi about some of the misconceptions about the cloud, and what needs to happen for it to be truly a greener option for IT.

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Environmental Leader

IBM, 1E, Verdiem ‘Best in Breed’ for PC Power Management

1E, IBM and Verdiem should always be on the shortlist for companies seeking PC power management products, according to a report by technology consultants Ovum.

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Aol Government

State Department power initiative to cut carbon emissions

The State Department is eliminating 21,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually– and looking for more — as part of its worldwide power and systems management initiative with 1E to eliminate power waste across 100 percent of its workstation computers.

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Environmental Leader

How the public sector can use more current resources and cut costs

Improving the efficiency of IT tops the list for enterprises as they go into 2012, according to independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc.: “While 2011 started with a more robust IT spending environment, many organizations began to pull back midyear, and 2012 plans are expected to be more conservative given the high degree of uncertainty… Efficiency and consolidation are top IT priorities.” 1E explains.

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Turn off your PCs, save energy

Here is a green trend to consider: How much energy does your company consume by leaving PCs on overnight and on weekends? The cost could be substantial to your business. Features details of 1E customer Balfour Beatty WorkPlace’s PC energy management project.

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State Department partnership with 1E slashes PC energy use

Software company 1E has just announced the first results of one of its biggest contracts: managing the energy used by and security compliance for nearly 90,000 desktop computers at 468 offices operated around the world by the U.S. State Department.

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How to power down the IT department

IT departments are often huge consumers of energy. But, says Andy Hawkins, some simple steps can bring significant savings.

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Case study: switching off to save money

The winner of the Product of the Year 2011 at the Green IT awards was 1E for its green solutions NightWatchman Enterprise.This is designed to help organisations save money by implementing power saving plans so that PCs and monitors are turned off when not in use. One organisation that has used these solutions is the Newham University Hospital NHS Trust (NUHT).

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1E: automatically switching off idle PCs to save thousands

1E and Newham University Hospitals NHS Trust win best public sector project at the Greenbang awards. By deploying 1E’s NightWatchman energy management software for PCs, Newham University Hospital expects to be able to save more than £18,500 per year and cut its annual carbon dioxide emissions by 143 metric tonnes.

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Incentive programs make PC Power Management a no-brainer

Across North America, many utility providers will partially or fully fund the costs of a PC power management project or a server reduction program. In addition to these energy rebates, the U.S. government passed a law a year ago giving tax breaks to businesses, which lets companies of all sizes immediately offset 2011 investments in new software and equipment. However, time is running out. Nick Milne-Home, president of 1E Inc. explores the topic.

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Forgetting the elephant? It’s right in front of you

Rising energy prices, the shift of many companies moving their IT infrastructure into the cloud and other pressures that IT departments have on their budgets have led to an increasing focus on DCIM solutions. Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E explains.

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Are your servers running efficiently?

Last July, the US federal government announced plans to shut 40 percent of its data centers over the next four years. With more than 2,000 data centers, the Obama Administration realized that data center consolidation was part of a broader strategy to become more IT efficient and make substantial savings (predictions run into billions of dollars a year). 1E offers its perspective.

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PC Power Management market to boom as energy prices rise

By 2015, Pike Research predicts the many software solutions aimed at cutting wasted power from computers and servers will save companies $18.6bn per year, a nearly five-fold growth. 1E is mentioned.

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Why japanese companies need to make green IT a top priority

Nick Milne Home, President of 1E, discusses why Japanese companies are now seeing GreenIT strategies as a cost effective way to lower energy costs and increase their sustainability efforts.

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PC Power Management market to boom as energy prices rise

By 2015, Pike Reserach predicts the many software solutions aimed at cutting wasted power from PCs and servers will save companies $18.6 billion per year by 2015, a nearly five-fold growth. In its report, Pike’s profiles 1E (both on the PC and the server front).

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New 1E software targets IT upgrade inefficiencies

IT efficiency firm 1E has released a new version of its Nomad Enterprise software that further minimizes the amount of data sent across wide area networks (WANs) and reduces network bandwidth requirements.

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1E releases Shopping version 4.0

IT efficiency software provider 1E has released version 4.0 of its ‘app store’ for the enterprise ‘Shopping’. With Shopping 4.0, users can schedule their own Windows 7 migration and select which applications to restore and install with their new Operating System, said 1E.

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Are contractors blue over GSA’s new green rules?

Jerry Rutkowski, vice president for federal programs at 1E, joined the Federal Drive to discuss his perspective on whether this rule will help or hurt IT contractors and how the new rule fits in with energy-efficient steps suppliers have already taken.

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Why fighting energy-efficient light bulbs is so stupid

1E has been very effective through its energy-efficiency software, which reduces the amount of power wasted at PCs and servers, they have saved their customers over $1 billion and prevented more than 4 million tons of carbon.

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1E expands into germany; carbon impact of nuclear ban ‘startling’

Efficiency software company 1E has announced its expansion into Germany, citing the country’s axing of its nuclear program as a major driver. An interview with 1E CEO Sumir Karayi.

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Top tips to tackle software waste

Waste is a very significant problem in all aspects of IT. Recently, a survey took a long hard look at software waste in corporate environments and what it found was astounding. In the UK alone, there is over £1.7 billion worth of preventable and ongoing cost associated with unused software and shelfware. Geoff Collins, 1E, explains.

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Kiwibank: automated shut-downs a success

In a move that shows sustainable IT can also be affordable, Kiwibank has implemented NightWatchman for an automatic shut-down of all its computers, a change forecast to save the bank thousands of dollars a year on power bills and up to 32 tonnes off its carbon footprint.

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Best practice: using ICT to save money and energy at Newham NHS Trust

In 2009/10, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust (NUHT) decided to investigate how it could reduce its carbon emissions as well as make significant cost savings. A great deal of work was done around this and part of the solution was to look into PC power management from 1E.

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Kiwibank saves NZ$24,570 a year turning off PCs with 1E

1E has published a case study detailing the savings expected to be made by a New Zealand bank by shutting down computers using 1E’s software. Kiwibank will save up to NZ$24,570 in energy costs, reduce energy use by 163,800 kWh and reduce CO2 emissions by 32 tonnes in the first year.

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Kiwibank: shutting PCs off automatically saves $thousands

With more than 300 branches and 900-plus employees, it seemed like a tall order for Kiwibank to create a widespread change of habit across the entire organization. So what did the bank do? It found an automated way to change employees’ habits for them – details of the bank’s PC power management project with 1E within.

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Kiwibank switches power off, cuts costs

The deployment of NightWatchman from 1E will see Kiwibank saving up to $24,570, reducing energy use by 163,800 kWh and cutting down CO2 emissions by 32 tonnes within the first year of deployment.

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Kiwibank saves thousands by turning PCs off at night with NightWatchman and WakeUp from 1E

Kiwibank saves up to NZ$24,570 in energy costs, reduce energy use by 163,800 kWh and reduce CO2 emissions by 32 tonnes in the first year by turning PCs off at Night with NightWatchman® from 1E.

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The help-desk efficiency report 2010

This survey from 1E looks at the time and money spent on corporate IT help desks, and finds that creating self-service software installation systems and automating help-desk requests could remove a huge source of frustration and enormous financial costs from almost any company.

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The importance of spring cleaning your IT infrastructure

Since its inception, information technology has become one of the major factors for the success (or failure) of the business. Technology has changed the way companies do business. Without it, companies cannot stay competitive or be operationally efficient. Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E comments.

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Managing software “just right” – pragmatic software management decisions

63% of software vendors cited revenue generation as their number one reason for operating a compliance program, while 50% also want to protect their intellectual property rights.  Like Goldilocks and her porridge, when it comes to software governance and compliance, every organization needs to get things “just right.” Geoff Collins, product manager, 1E takes a closer look.

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VM stall: how to avoid a sneaky virtualization project enemy

Cost and organizational mistakes can bring virtualization projects to a virtual stall at dangerous times. Consider this expert advice on how to keep your virtualization project moving through four key phases. Features comment from Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E.

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A license to print money (lowering software license costs from waste)

In the United States alone, there is more than $12.3 billion worth of preventable and ongoing costs associated with unused software and shelfware. 1E recently commissioned independent research on software waste, explains Geoff Collins.

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Making your PC fleet green

For the Desktop Services Team Leader at the City of Melbourne, Ashe Potter, the challenges of deploying a fleet of environmentally friendly systems was a critical success factor. When Potter joined the City of Melbourne, he had a heterogeneous fleet of systems and no central management. By using an app called NightWatchman, from 1E, the network is scanned for PCs that have been left on overnight. They are powered them down remotely.

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New solution helps to eliminate software waste

1E, an IT efficiency software provider, has announced the launch of AppClarity. Leveraging Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, AppClarity identifies, financially quantifies and eliminates wasted software within organizations of any size.

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Businesses waste more than £400 on software ‘per PC’

Businesses waste an average £432 on software per PC, according to a new software efficiency report from 1E. The majority, 30 percent, of organisations estimated that the value of unused software on a typical PC was between £250 and £499, while one percent believed that the value was at least £1,000.

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How much money are you wasting in unused software licenses?

One of the most common ways businesses waste money is buying software that will never be used, but how much money exactly is being thrown down the drain in this manner? 1E polled IT managers in an attempt to answer this question, and the number produced is a big one: $15.3 billion in the United States and United Kingdom, including $12.3 billion in the United States alone.

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1E launches SCCM plugin to target software waste

You might know 1E for their NightWatchman brand, famous for switching off PCs at night when they are not in use and saving energy. 1E boasts some 16 million licenses across 1400 customers and the company claims that over 90% of their customers use the Microsoft SCCM platform for systems management. So it’s a logical step for a company focused on eliminating IT waste to take a look at software usage.

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1E launches a product to identify software waste

1E, probably best known for its NightWatchman power management products, has today launched a solution aimed at eliminating software waste. Called AppClarity, the software identifies, financially quantifies and eliminates software that’s not being used.

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Each PC holds £432 of unused software

Organisations are wasting billions on software licences, with the average PC holding £432 worth of unused software, according to research from IT company 1E. One fifth of software products become unused “shelfware”, and virtually no-one is organised about re-using wasted software licences.

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Businesses waste loads on unused software

Only eight percent of UK businesses are systematically reclaiming unused software licenses in a bid to save money, while nine percent of out US counterparts are doing the same. That’s according to 1E.

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Yes to virtualization projects, but don’t virtualize waste!

The effective use of virtualization can reduce server energy consumption considerably, but why is it many companies, which embraced virtualization, have not yet made the savings they had expected to make? Andy Hawkins, Product Manager at 1E explains why visualization of useful work across IT assets is key to achieving greater efficiencies from virtualization projects.

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NightWatchman turns Newham green

Newham University Hospital NHS Trust expects to save money and cut carbon emissions with Power and Patch management from 1E. The Trust deployed the software – which combines the company’s NightWatchman and Wake on LAN tools – over its new software distribution platform, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

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Unearthing Efficiency

IT is in a constant state of forward propulsion-perpetually innovating, evolving and expanding. To truly realize the full value of IT’s newest and shiny objects, technology professionals must take the time to look back. Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E explains.

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An application-level view on data center energy efficiency

1E’s server power management solution has two main elements. The first is the provision of detailed analysis of the application-level utilization of IT servers. The second element is the NightWatchman Server Edition Drowsy Server capability. Pike Research takes a look.

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Dispatch box: power management in the public sector

It’s no secret the public sector is faced with the challenge of finding efficiency savings industry-wide. For organisations that are keen to realise this type of saving without any capital outlay, there is a silver lining to the efficiency agenda – did you know there are £4.5m worth of interest-free, government-approved energy efficiency loans available to the public sector before 31st March 2011? Richard Clarke, 1E explains.

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Engineering firm arup saves 33% of its power bill by turning PCs off at the right time

1E customer Arup, the global engineering firm behind a range of high-profile projects like the Beijing Olympics and the Sydney Opera House, says that it has saved around £50,000 per year – or the equivalent of no less than a third of its annual PC power costs – with PC power management from 1E.

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How to save energy at your agency

This week, Federal Tech Talk sits down with Nick Milne-Home and Jerry Rutkowski from 1E. Their company takes a look at systems to help reduce energy costs.

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1E: pioneers in Green IT & Power Management

1E is a wonderful success story of a tech company with humble beginnings but deep-rooted green values. 1E was formed back in 1997 by Sumir Karayi, Mark Blackburn and Phil Wilcock who got together whilst working at Microsoft., says Ecopreneurist.

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Few agencies ready for energy reduction mandates

In a 1E survey, 13 percent of federal agencies responding said they were “definitely ready” to comply with federal energy reduction mandates such as executive orders 13514 and 13423, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and the OMB Stewardship Scorecard.

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Significant cost savings for Newham’s NHS Trust through power management software

Newham University Hospital NHS Trust is seeking to increase the overall efficiency of its IT systems through deployment of a power management solution. NightWatchman from 1E was selected.

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Newham Hospital saves £18,500 with power management

Newham University Hospital NHS Trust has cut costs by deploying software from energy management specialist 1E. The Trust said it expects to save around £18,500 a year with the new tools.

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Princess Alexandra Hospitals cut energy bills

Managing the energy footprint of a hospital trust is a role encompassing elements of the work of energy managers from many industries and needs a certain type of person to pull it all together. One such person is Bill Dickson, energy manager at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow Essex, which serves a total population of 258,000.

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A passion for Technology: profile of Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E

A profile of 1E CEO Sumir Karayi as told to Glenn Rifkin at the New York Times.

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Balfour Beatty WorkPlace selects 1E power tool to reduces waste, carbon emissions from PCs

Engineering, construction and services group Balfour Beatty WorkPlace has selected 1E for a PC power management project. Balfour Beatty Workplace will play its part in the Balfour Beatty 2020 sustainability vision by reducing the equivalent GHG emissions of 27 cars in the first year alone, the equivalent electricity usage of 21 homes.

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Power play for the city of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, has saved roughly 1.46 million kilowatt hours of electricity in the first year of project to deploy the 1E power management software across 1,000 of the city’s personal computers. That’s about $175,000 in cost-savings, according to a case study published about the project.

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Help desk not much help

Help Desk workers are not beloved by the people they serve. End-users frequently find themselves waiting a week or more to get requests satisfied. And, often, these end-users must chase down requests to get them resolved. These and other troubling findings are revealed in the new study, “Help Desk Efficiency Report 2010,” from 1E, a software/services company that focuses on reducing inefficiencies in IT.

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Power Management questions for every CIO

1E is mentioned in this look at power management from Forbes. “Vendors like 1E offer the ability to manage both servers and desktops in a way that is sensitive to the applications that are running on them”, says Forbes.

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Plugging IT budget holes

It’s often the job of finance folks to try and plug the holes in departmental budgets where the money leaks out. With the IT budget, that can be tough. How’s it possible to stay on the cutting edge of technology without spending on the things that make it work?

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