1E and AH Technology to showcase Desktop Power Management at TechEd Australia 2010

August 24, 2010

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia – Tuesday 24th August 2010 at 09.00 Australian time, 1E, a software and services company that improves IT efficiency by identifying and reducing costs and waste in hardware, software, energy and time, and AH Technology, 1E’s sole distributor in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), will exhibit at Microsoft TechEd Australia 2010 on the Gold Coast between 24-27th August 2010. With more technical learning opportunities than any other Australian technology conference, TechEd 2010 a must for informed and ambitious IT Professionals and Developers.

NightWatchman® is the world’s most comprehensive market leading software solution for desktop power management. It securely, remotely and centrally powers down PCs and Macs, empowering organizations to realize significant energy savings while ensuring that user productivity remains unaffected. When they are not in use, computers can be automatically shut down, suspended or put into a hibernated state in order to deliver rapid cost savings and energy and carbon emissions reductions. The solution is proven to generate significant ROI – typically AU $36-40 per PC per year. NightWatchman is the only power management solution available in Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) worldwide and was recently named ‘best of breed’ by Microsoft.

On stand number four, AH Technology, which has seen significant traction with local Green IT projects specifically in the banking and finance, government and utilities industries recently, will provide a number of real-world examples of how 1E customers have made a success of their efficient IT deployments with solutions including NightWatchman®, the world’s leading PC power management solution which has saved customers approximately AUD$589.5 million in energy costs alone. Organizations which have provided video testimonials include Dell and CSC.

In June 2010 1E, itself a Microsoft Gold Partner, announced it is a Microsoft Partner Awards winner as ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year for its server efficiency solution NightWatchman Server Edition. The company was chosen out of an international field of 3,000 of the top Microsoft partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. NightWatchman Server Edition was also awarded the Minister of Energy Award at the Green It awards 2010 in April this year.

Amir Har-El, managing director of AH Technology, a member company of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) says: “Australia has the world’s highest per capita carbon dioxide emissions from energy usei . Sustainability issues must be a key investment driver on the corporate agenda today. The IT efficiency measurement message is clear – organizations must act now to avoid adding complexity and costs to business operations down the line. We look forward to demonstrating how NightWatchman offers business insight into efficient IT benchmarking, strategic planning and an average return on investment (ROI) within the first year.”

At the Microsoft Management Summit in April 2010, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president, Management and Services Division at Microsoft Corporation commented, “By working together with 1E’s best-of-breed energy efficient IT solutions, we offer customers a powerful combination of automation, reduced infrastructure and power management. As a result, customers can gain a deeper insight into their operations and drive efficiencies across their physical and virtual IT environments.”

Notes to Editors
Organizations considering software deployment such Windows 7 or implementing power management can benefit from two items published on Microsoft System
Center / Configuration Manager and Microsoft Technet:

i Maplecroft’s CO2 Energy Emissions Index claims that an average Australian emitted 20.58 tonne of carbon dioxide a year.

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