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Making your PC fleet green

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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. Potter and his team have developed scripts that check the PC for open files and ensure that any work is saved before the computer is switched off. That simple act alone saves tens of thousands of dollars from the electricity bill each year.

NightWatchman can also be used to turn systems on so systems can be powered off in the evening, powered up later at night and patched with the latest security and antivirus updates and then powered down again.

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