This inner London borough is responsible for education, housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. Nightwatchman has enabled it to enforce the shutting down of unused computers to save an average of £22,892 on its annual energy bills.
Like most public sector organizations, the Council was under great pressure to deliver a diverse range of services on an increasingly constrained budget. Having identified energy consumption as an area where it could make savings, the council needed a solution that would allow it to monitor and reduce computer energy consumption without disrupting users.
The Council used 1E NightWatchman to monitor power consumption across 2,000 PCs, enforcing shutdown at the end of the business day without endangering any unsaved data users may have left open. NightWatchman is also used to deploy patches successfully outside main business hours. The Council also implemented NightWatchman’s WakeOneLAN technology to increase the speed and efficiency of PC management throughout the organization, using a Client Health solution to ensure data accuracy, improve patch deployment success, and boost end-user productivity by deploying patches out of business hours.