Case Study

Claiming a premium environmental footprint

Read More

Aviva is the world’s sixth largest insurance group, serving 53.4 million customers across the world with insurance, savings and investment products. Throughout its 300 year heritage, the company has always remained committed to corporate responsibility. Today Aviva is committed to cut costs and drive out energy waste with NightWatchman.

Aviva has demanding sustainability goals to achieve (where it looks to continually reduce its CO2 consumption) and estimated that 40 percent of emissions come from IT. To combat this, the world’s sixth largest insurer set up a dedicated sustainable IT taskforce, who are always looking at ways that the company can more accurately benchmark this impact and identify new measures for carbon reduction – anything from decarbonising communications with the increased use of web conferencing and telepresence facilities to power managing corporate PCs and monitors when they are not in use. It was this group who selected advanced PC power management solution, NightWatchman from 1E.

Using NightWatchman it first took a benchmark to discover that on average, 60% of PCs were being left on after work on weekdays and over the weekend. Prior to starting the large-scale deployment of NightWatchman, the team trialed the solution across multiple locations in the UK across 856 computers. The trial demonstrated a 6.5 percent reduction in electricity usage.

NightWatchman collected data for one week and the resulting analysis report demonstrated that during this period, 60 percent of desktop PCs and 18 percent of laptops were being left on overnight. On weekends, 57 percent of desktops and 30 percent of monitors were being left on, but only 7 percent were actually being used.

After a successful trial, Aviva was ready to deploy NightWatchman across 30,000 PCs. The analysis report illustrated that the leading insurer could expect to save more than 5 million kWh of electricity per year on completion of the deployment to 30,000 computers (i.e desktops and laptops). This equates to the prevention of 2812 metric tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere per year.

Read More

Share this post

Share this post on your favorite social media platform.

Find this resource useful?

If so please click here

Related Content

On-demand Webinar

Configuration Manager State of the Nation 2019

Back again by popular demand, we are proud to start the year off with the CM State of the Nation review hosted by MVP Kent Agerlund. Seen as one of the foremost experts of CM, Kent returns for the fourth…

Case Study

WakeUp! How a leading architecture firm boosted its patch success rates by 55%

Sheppard Robson, a leading architecture firm, was struggling to patch all of its end user’s machines in a timely manner and was also experiencing difficulties ensuring all of its Windows Servicing updates were being met. Here's how 1E made the…

About 1E

Modern users expect a mobile-like experience, with self-service and instant results. 1E enables IT to deliver comprehensive self-service and respond in real-time by augmenting Microsoft and ServiceNow solutions. Over 1000 organizations trust 1E to meet their user, business, and security needs. Your employees are important; they deserve 1E managed endpoints.