Market leading PC power management solution to Wake & Watch PC Estate, Leading to Significant Cost & Power Savings
London & New York, 23rd September 2009 – 1E, a leading provider of software and services that specializes in reducing IT operational costs within business and government environments, today announced that Educational Testing Service (ETS), a non-profit institution advancing quality and equity in education, has licensed its Power & Patch Management Pack. 1E Power & Patch Management comprises 1E‘s market-leading flagship power management softwareNightWatchman® and availability management software 1E WakeUp™.
ETS is currently deploying 1E WakeUp and NightWatchman, across its PC estate ensuring substantial savings throughout the organization and a significant reduction in carbon footprint. The organization was aware that a large number of their desktop PC users were not turning their PCs off at night. With this in mind, ETS made the decision to initially roll out NightWatchman and 1E WakeUp on 4,000 ETS desktop PCs. Based on initial projections, ETS is expecting to realize over $100,000 in annual energy bill savings.
1E WakeUp gives an organization control and visibility of its entire PC estate and ensures that all PCs targeted for software and patch distributions are turned on and ready to receive them, reducing the chance that a PC will miss a vital patch. Built-in Wake-On-LAN functionality enables organizations to update PCs when required, rapidly and with 100% distribution success. Computer Health functionality enables you to monitor and resolve problems, periodically running tests and applying fixes designed to improve availability, reliability and performance. Web WakeUp allows remote users to power on and gain access to their office PCs.
1E NightWatchman empowers enterprise and small to medium sized businesses to significantly reduce energy costs and impact on the environment by enforcing corporate power schemes. It enhances the power management capabilities of an organization‘s computer by providing graceful shutdowns with the ability to save opened files, closing applications safely and then powers down PCs to any state desired from =hibernate‘ to =standby‘ and ultimately =shutdown‘. It combines this with an effective scheduling system in a single, easy-to-use package. Deploying NightWatchman® across an organizations‘ PC estate has been proven to save Dell $36 per PC per year.
Frederick Manno, Business Technology Director at ETS, commented, ?ETS is committed to being an environmentally friendly corporate citizen. We selected 1E due to its proven track record in the market. By leveraging 1E WakeUp and NightWatchman, we expect to reduce our carbon emissions and benefit from lower energy bills.
Commenting on the new win, Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E, said, ?If all of the world‘s 1 billion PCsi were powered down for just one night, it would save enough energy to light up New York City‘s Empire State Building – inside and out – for more than 30 yearsii. That said, it becomes very clear that the issue of PC power management is not singularly an IT department problem; organizations need to educate their workforce and ensure that awareness of this issue filters down to each individual user. We are delighted to be working with ETS to enable the company to optimize their PC estate in order to reduce IT cost, promote operational efficiencies and foster power savings.”
International Study of PC Power Management
According to an international study from 1E and the Alliance to Save Energy, 78 per cent of UK office workers use a PC every day. Just under half of the UK workforce (44 per cent) does not shut down their PCs at the end of the working day. Half of US workers (50 per cent) who use a PC in the office do not typically shut down at night. The 2009 PC Energy Report, which examines workplace PC power consumption in the US, UK and Germany, found that an organization with 10,000 PCs typically spends more than $260,000 per annum on energy bills (based on an average cost per kilowatt of 10.2¢), generating 1,871 tones of carbon dioxide emissions.
The survey found that most employed adults who use a PC at work believe that their companies should be doing more to reduce their power consumption (UK: 67 per cent; US: 63 per cent). Alarmingly, however, more than one third of employees (UK: 38 per cent; US: 32 per cent) who use a PC at work said they have no idea what power scheme settings are or how to change the power settings on their PC.
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Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® General and Subject Tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, and at over 9,000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.ets.org
i Gartner research: there are more than one billion PCs in use worldwide, but by 2014, this number is expected to exceed 2 billion
ii According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a computer uses 84 watt-hours of power when idle (on but not downloading or saving materials).