Articles relating to Green IT

Thursday, 16 February 2017 / Published in 1E News, Featured, Green IT, NightWatchman, Thursday Thoughts
Google “green technology” and this is what you’ll see: That sounds fantastic, right? You don’t get the full picture of what it is, though. What about the impact of non-green technology versus “green technology”? From saving and generating energy to utilizing non-toxic products, “green technology” incorporates multiple materials, people, and practices to achieve this stature. It’s
Reboot Strategy
Given the importance of reboots and the pain that our users often feel when computers must be rebooted, every organization should have a reboot strategy. Hopefully we can minimize the pain in some ways, but at least some predictability will allow the users to know what to expect. As administrators, we can be sure we’re
Power Optimization
The recent release of NightWatchman 7.1 includes two important new features: Power Optimization and Reboot Optimization. Let’s focus on Power Optimization. NightWatchman has long helped many organizations with power management to reduce costs and environmental impact by reliably and safely shutting off computers or putting them in a standby state when they’re not being used.
Paul Thomsen
Friday, 13 May 2016 / Published in Green IT, NightWatchman, PC Power Management, Uncategorized
William Edmondson
The recent release of NightWatchman 7.1 includes two important new features: Power Optimization and Reboot Optimization. Today let’s focus on Reboot Optimization. Reboots have been a serious pain for both users and administrators as long as we’ve had computers. We know they’re necessary, but are too often needed when we have important work to do.
Nightwatchman 7.1
One of my greatest honors as a product manager is to announce the release to market of a new version of NightWatchman. NightWatchman 7.1 is now available! Based on input from many of our existing customers and a lot of hard work from numerous 1E staff, we’ve added some key extensions to the feature set.
Recently, the cost of oil has dropped significantly (presently under US$50 per barrel – by way of comparison, the same barrel was over US$100 during the summer of 2014) and as a direct result we are seeing the costs associated with the provision of energy to homes and businesses drop. So, given that we are
Andrew Robertson
Friday, 13 February 2015 / Published in Green IT, NightWatchman, PC Power Management, Uncategorized
Do you have any way of accurately determining how much energy your end user computing is costing you on a daily / weekly / monthly / annual basis? Can you even guess what part of the energy bills are attributed to end user computing? Is this even something that you care about? Of course this
Andrew Robertson
Friday, 06 February 2015 / Published in Green IT, NightWatchman, PC Power Management, Uncategorized
Following on from my last article that talked about the coal mining industry and how the automation reduced risk and increased output within the mines during the 20th century, I thought it prudent to go on to discuss how we can use these lessons to reduce our own carbon footprints in an easy manner, reducing
Andrew Robertson
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 / Published in Green IT, NightWatchman, PC Power Management, Products, Uncategorized
Over my Christmas holiday vacation I visited a coal mining museum with my family and much of what we learned in that mine, nearly 800 feet under the ground are applicable to everyday life and how we are in constant strive to improve. The examples that I cite are the machines that were designed in
Background Recent articles in this series provided you with an overview the entire process of how the wake-on-LAN (WOL) portion of our PC power management solution NightWatchman works. This article assumes you have read those background articles prior to this document. In the first article, titled 1E WakeUp Server and its AgentFinder Process, we described