Distributor will deliver market-leading power management solutions to channel nationwide
London, UK, 18th August 2009 – 1E, a leading provider of software and services that specializes in reducing IT operational costs within business and government environments, today announced it has appointed the DNS Arrow group of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions as its first distribution partner in the UK. With approved distribution rights, DNS Arrow will play a key role in the development of the company’s channel network in the UK.
Through the agreement, DNS Arrow will support 1E across multiple markets and will provide marketing, sales and presales support as well as educational courses to resellers. NightWatchman provides an immediate add-on sales opportunity for both small and enterprise class resellers to benefit from a proven PC power management solution that was pioneered by 1E over ten years ago. The agreement enables DNS Arrow to offer 1E’s market-leading power-management solutions to its channel partners nationwide. The channel partnership will increase reseller access to NightWatchman, bringing new sales opportunities to resellers looking to deliver a proven PC power-management solution with a rapid three to six month return on investment.
Commenting on the new partnership, Sumir Karayi, CEO 1E, said: “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with DNS Arrow. With its specialist focus on data-infrastructure solutions and extensive channel reach, it was a clear partner of choice for us. Working together we will help infrastructure resellers, including those providing core offerings from 1E customers such as Dell and Microsoft. 1E NightWatchman can reduce energy bills by over £26 per PC per year, with an ROI of three to six months.”
A significant number of employees who use computers at work typically do not power them down at the end of the working day. In the UK alone, over £300 million of PC power is being wasted every year. NightWatchman is the world’s leading PC power-management solution for companies both large and small. Simple and quick to implement and with proven accuracy, it enables significant cost savings by applying effective PC power management.
“1E NightWatchman complements not only our green information technology solution focus but also our enterprise-software partnerships. It delivers a clear cost-reduction value proposition to organisations that are looking to save significant time and money through proven PC power management. For resellers, 1E presents a fantastic opportunity to offer a highly effective power-management solution that seamlessly fits within an organisation’s existing infrastructure,” said Yuri Pasea, divisional director of virtualisation at DNS Arrow. “The immediate returns that can be delivered by 1E NightWatchman are particularly compelling for users in the current economic climate.”
Centralised control of PC power means that PCs can be put into a low-power state a the close of the business day, activated for a maintenance window during off hours if necessary, and pulled out of “sleep mode” at the start of the working day. NightWatchman gives users the control to ensure that power-saving measures can be implemented without impacting them. User-acceptance is one of the key factors to a successful PC power-management implementation, and 1E recently released the 2009 PC Energy Report, highlighting that users are looking for organisations to implement corporate-wide power-management tools to help ensure they reduce their carbon footprint.
DNS Arrow is a specialist information technology distributor specialising in providing enterprise-class solutions and services focused on data storage, network security, enterprise software, virtualisation and access infrastructure. DNS Arrow supports resellers from initial consultation, planning and design through engineering to implementation so they can deliver greater value and increase their customer’s competitive edge. DNS Arrow is a group of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. Visit www.dnsarrow.co.uk for more information.
About Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions
Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 26 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world’s foremost technology suppliers, including HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, EMC, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, and other leading storage networking, software, and security suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $5.4 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2008. Subsidiaries include Asplenium, DNS, FINOVIA, Internet Security, IPvista, ITL, LOGIX, REL and Soft-Tronik. Visit www.arrowecs.com for more information.