Flagship Power & Patch Management Solutions NightWatchman® and 1E WakeUp™ Approved for Rebates Under Manitoba Power Smart Program
London & New York, 10 December 2009 – 1E, a leading provider of software and services which reduce organizations’ IT costs and environmental footprint, today announced that Manitoba Hydro, one of Canada’s largest suppliers of natural gas and electricity, has approved 1E’s flagship power and patch management solutions NightWatchman and 1E WakeUp for rebates under the Manitoba Power Smart Program.
The Power Smart Program covers a comprehensive range of measures by which Manitoba Hydro’s commercial customers can save money while reducing their environmental impact. As part of this, the Network Energy Management Program encourages people to reduce the unnecessary energy that personal computers use. It offers commercial customers a 100% rebate to install network management software, such as NightWatchman and 1E WakeUp, which shut down PCs when they are inactive and allows network administrators to perform regular maintenance tasks, such as IT upgrades and installations.
“Our commercial and industrial customers expect more from us than just electricity and natural gas – they expect us to help them have the most efficient facilities in North America. Manitoba Hydro is committed to promoting efficient use of energy and we are therefore keen to help our customers become as environmentally friendly and power-efficient as possible,” explains Cheryl Elnor, Manitoba Hydro. “By offering a range of power management solutions essentially for free, we can help them cut down on the vast amount of energy that is unnecessarily wasted by inactive PCs every year.”
1E NightWatchman is the world’s leading PC power management solution with four million licensed users worldwide. Since it was launched a decade ago, 1E has saved customers USD$360 million in energy costs alone. In the year 2009, 1E will save 1 million US Tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of the amount of CO2 emitted from burning 2.4 million barrels of oil.
Now installed in over 5 million seats worldwide and at several 200,000+ seat organizations, 1E WakeUp is proven and scalable technology for securely powering on PCs for successful software updates. By working in synchronization with Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007, 1E WakeUp increases delivery success and visibility of PC health.
Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E, comments: “We are delighted to help Manitoba Hydro enable its customers to become more energy efficient through the use of our award-winning solutions. Commercial customers of Manitoba Hydro now have no excuse for not deploying energy management software to help them save them money and reduce their environmental impact.”