Deployment across 1,500 PCs within the Trust will see a reduction of 143 metric tonnes in CO2 and of 264,552 KWh of electricity per year
LONDON, UK – 16th February, 2011 – 1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software today announced that Newham University Hospital NHS Trust has deployed Power and Patch Management from 1E, following the deployment of its new software distribution platform, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
The tight integration of the Power and Patch Management solution with software distribution platform added further management benefits and increased the overall efficiency of IT. Power & Patch Management from 1E is a combination of 1E`s flagship advanced power management software NightWatchman and Wake on LAN tool WakeUp. It was considered the most fit-for-purpose solution for a 24/7/365 patient care environment, in which it is critical that power policies are not applied to certain PCs such as those used in the Pathology department, those hooked up to x-rays and those located in A&E. As such, the power policies defined by NightWatchman were not applied to a small number of PCs in the Trust; approximately 4% of the total estate.
“One month in and we were already saving approximately £1,250 per month across just the PCs which had had the agreed power policy applied. In just one year, we stand to save over £18,500 but also reduce our carbon emissions by approximately 143 metric tonnes a year,” says Shaun Jeffery, ICT Operations Manager, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust.
“We are very proud of the sustainability principles in our local area. The winning London 2012 Olympic Games bid was founded on the sustainable principles of the local community in Newham. Here at the hospital, we have also won recognition for our ground-breaking approach to embracing the sustainability and carbon reduction agenda. The shift in awareness and behaviour amongst our staff to turn off PCs, lights and other office equipment when not in use, were some of the keystone reasons behind our being named `Greenest Hospital` at the Healthcare, Excellence and Leadership (HEAL) 2010 awards,” concludes Jeffery.