PC Power Management: Compliance = Cost Savings
Like turning off a light when you leave a room, the logic behind PC power management would seem irrefutable. Nevertheless, in a recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) survey, a full 43% of respondents admitted to keeping their systems powered up while not in use, including overnight and weekends.
But the potential for power management savings are also irrefutable. Using industry estimates of 10 cents per KwH to power one desktop system for 1500 hours, and annual energy costs can easily reach $150 per system; multiply that by hundreds or thousands of managed systems, and the possible for savings are substantial.
What's the best strategy for obtaining these operational savings? Organizations must implement an energy consumption policy that does not rely on user discretion, but instead is part of a plan that enforces compliance via automated, centralized controls, without inconvenience to end users. Mature, easy-to-use tools are readily available to achieve these power reductions, so there's no reason to not start saving energy- and the planet- today.
For more information on PC power management and related solutions, join EMA and Dell KACE for an informative on-demand webcast, "Energy Eco-nomics"- Best Practices in PC Power Management.
Vice President of Marketing, Dell KACE
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