Computacenter and 1E to drive down energy costs and carbon footprint

August 11, 2009

Infrastructure provider will deploy 1E’s market leading PC power management solution to customers worldwide

London, UK, 11th August 20091E, a leading provider of software and services that specializes in reducing IT operational costsIT operational costs within business and government environments, today announced a partnership with Computacenter, one of Europe’s leading independent providers of IT services.

Computacenter will advise companies on how to save substantial costs by deploying 1E’s solutions to remotely control PC energy use and analyse reports on power issues. With £168,000 wasted and 828 tons of CO2 emitted every year for each business that leaves 10,000 PCs on at night* taking some very simple measures will have a significant impact on operating costs and the environment.

The partnership will see Computacenter provide 1E WakeUp, NightWatchman, Shopping and Nomad Enterprise software solutions to organisations across the globe, building on 1E’s work within the UK public sector where it is already the sole vendor on the IT Power Management Framework for the provision of power saving software.

Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E, commented, “I’m delighted that we’re going to be working with Computacenter moving forward as this partnership will address some very real concerns in businesses today. More than 60% of employees* believe their companies should do more to reduce power consumption and Computacenter will help us drive this change in business.”

Pierre Hall, Solutions Director, Workplace & Collaboration, Computacenter, said, “We know that organisations are under a lot of financial and regulatory strain with the Carbon Reduction Commitment coming into force next year. By partnering with 1E we can provide solutions to solve these problems simply and efficiently.”

“We have worked informally with 1E for a number of years now and have always found that the 1E product range is the ideal product to help meet our client’s agenda on reducing costs, drive efficiency and demonstrate a tangible ROI on their investments.”

Computacenter advises customers on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology from a range of leading vendors and manage their technology infrastructures on their behalf. Designed to ensure that there are clear terms of engagement and criteria for going to market with 1E, the agreement will assist 1E with their reach in the UK market via Computacenter’s extensive client base and specific procurement frameworks. The deal enables Computacenter to enhance its customer’s ability to address their distributed desktop management challenges by removing the amount of hardware, time, resource and effort to keep customers secure, optimised and energy efficient.

*Source, 2009 PC Energy Report, available to download at
https://www.1e.com/download/1EDocuments/PC Energy Report 2009 – UK.pdf

About Computacenter

Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We can advise customers on their IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors and manage their technology infrastructures on their behalf. At every stage we make our customers’ businesses sharper by removing cost, complexity and barriers to change across their IT infrastructures.

Our corporate and government clients are served by offices across the UK, Germany, France, the Benelux countries, Spain and South Africa. We also serve our customers’ global requirements through our extensive partner network.

Computacenter Media Contact:

Tessa Freeman
PR Manager, Computacenter
07801 452076
Tessa_freeman@computacenter.com

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