It now costs more to run a computer, than to buy a computer.
Depending on the make and model of computers that you use, and the working habits of your staff, you could save between £40 and £120 per year, per PC if you manage the energy usage intelligently.
Many organisations have deployed software to automatically shut computers down at a certain time every night, but this is only part of the solution.
Most staff do not work non-stop between 9:00am and 7:00pm each evening, they have internal meetings, external meetings, travelling time, telephone conversations and lunch breaks.
One Planet Computing focuses not only on the "average" energy consumption of the device, but also monitors the actual activity on each device on an individual basis.
For example if one of your employees leaves for a meeting at 1:00pm and forgets to shutdown their computer but your power management solution is not aware of this, you could be wasting 6 hours of electricity waiting for an automatic shutdown at 7:00pm.
To find out how much you could be saving, see the calculators located here.
It was not uncommon only a few years ago to replace every computer or laptop every 3 years.
This normally happened because organisations would often amortise or "write-off" the cost of computer equipment over 3 years.
Once the 3 years were up, and new computer or laptop could be bought and the process started again.
In the current financial climate these desktop refresh cycles are often extended to 4 or 5 year interval in order to keep costs down.
Server Based Computing and Virtual Desktops can extend this cycle even further and offer another 5 to 10 years of useful working life to the equipment you already own.
This could save most organisations between £400 and £600 per PC, just in purchase costs alone.
In the past organisations would replace IT equipment every 3 years.
For many this has now become 4-5 years as IT departments are being asked to "sweat the assets". Typically the issues around this are the gradual slow-down of systems struggling to cope and a general sense of discomfort and frustration from other employees.
One Planet Computing can extend the working life of your existing equipment for another 5-10 years as a modern virtual desktop, or cloud desktop with no loss of performance.
In fact 90%+ of organisations will actually see a noticeable performance boost.
Depending on the model of computer you use, it could be costing up to £120 per year to run.
Add a monitor and this could easily add up to £200 per year.
Because most staff are only actually working at the computer for 15-40 hours a week once meetings, travelling time, telephone conversations and breaks are taken into account this can lead to computers wasting up to 150 hours of electricity a week.
If you can intelligently manage this and eliminate the wasted energy, you could save between £40 and £120 per year, per device.
To an IT Manager "redundancy" means having more of something than you actually need just in case one breaks.
Redundancy is how IT departments cope with failures in key components and try to recover without anyone realising that it has happened.
To a Financial Director having "redundant" IT equipment means paying for something that is not actually needed and might become outdated and end-of-life before it is ever used.
The technology behind Server Based Computing and Virtual Desktops allows organisations to provide highly reliable "redundant" infrastructure, but one that makes use of all available resources and distributes load over all devices.
This "load balancing" ensuring that no processing power is sat idle waiting for a disaster that might never happen.