Sumir Karayi founded 1E in 1997 with the goal to drive down the cost of IT for organizations of all sizes by identifying and eliminating IT waste. Sumir pioneered PC power management and established a market-leading role for his company, remaining at the forefront of 1E innovation. Sumir is a founding member of the Alliance to Save Energy and supporter of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. A passionate believer in philanthropy and charitable giving, he supports many initiatives including the Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage and the Innocent World Charitable Society in India. Sumir enjoys skiing, running, and Thursday’s post-work drinks (to which all are welcome!).
1E unveils Tachyon: a new paradigm in IT
2017 promises to be a momentous year in 1E’s history. For one, it marks our 20th anniversary as a company. On a personal note, I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved in that time. It’s been a lot of work, and a lot of fun. Best of all, we enter our anniversary year safe
Sumir Karayi
Friday, 07 August 2015 / Published in 1E Community, 1E News, Charity, Uncategorized
Whoever said software and sport don’t mix clearly hasn’t met our lot! Just weeks after completing the Three Peaks Challenge, and raising over £15,000 for the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity, 1E has announced that it will be sponsoring the Ealing Half Marathon for the second
Sumir Karayi
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 / Published in 1E Community, Uncategorized
1E’s London team was in celebratory mode for this year’s summer party, which also provided an opportunity to mark the company’s 18th birthday. Friends and family joined in for an afternoon of face painting, rounders, football and BBQ in the gardens of Parkstead House, an 18th century neo-classical Palladian villa in Roehampton. To mark the
Sumir Karayi
Monday, 20 October 2014 / Published in 1E Community, 1E News, Charity, Uncategorized
1E has long been a keen supporter of the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), and I am delighted to say that our company will be supporting BAAF’s National Adoption Week campaign again this year. Last year BAAF was able to match just over 1,000 children thanks to its supporters, including the efforts of
Sumir Karayi
Monday, 15 September 2014 / Published in 1E News, Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
Businesses are becoming sophisticated in how they consume IT. The business user is starting to drive consumption through self-service and consumerization initiatives. The smartphone has led this evolution and Enterprise IT is now beginning to catch up. In this article, 1E co-founder and CEO, Sumir Karayi, looks at his top four trends in Enterprise IT.
To mark the milestone of our 1000th blog, Sumir Karayi CEO looks back over the past 17 years and the development of the innovative IT cost optimization solutions of 1E. What is interesting is that when we started the business in 1997, the core focus and the IT problems that we were dealing with (for
Sumir Karayi
Thursday, 16 January 2014 / Published in Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
I wanted to take a look back at the trends our company saw in 2013 and forward to what IT departments should employ to efficiently and effectively deliver results and add value to the business in 2014, which is set to be the Year of IT Automation. With more than 24 million licenses across 1700
Sumir Karayi
Friday, 15 November 2013 / Published in Uncategorized, Windows 7, Windows 7 Migration, Windows XP
Why are large organizations so slow at moving to the latest Windows Operating System (OS)? Most did not move to Vista and many are still on Windows XP as the Microsoft deadline to migrate, or face prohibitively expensive custom support agreement, is getting dangerously close. Windows 7 is widely believed to be a significant upgrade
Sumir Karayi
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 / Published in ActiveEfficiency, IT Efficiency, Uncategorized
A couple of Sundays ago (June 17, 2012) saw, for the first time ever, a hybrid car triumph at the 80th Le Mans 24 Hours race, but the real winner was fuel efficiency and new technologies enabling this game-changing feat to happen. Audi came top by doing more with less – with half the weight,