KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON
On average, organisations in the UK spend £3,000 per year providing, configuring and supporting each desktop PC or laptop they own. Source: National Computer Centre.
Security updates, software patches and application upgrades all take time, and the more devices you have to manage the more time and effort you need to consume, just to "keep the lights on".
And by "keep the lights on" we mean, keep the computer doing exactly the same as it did the day before.
All of this time and effort provides no actual benefit to the business, it is just house-keeping and maintenance.
Server Based Computing and Virtual Desktops allow organisations to patch hundreds of desktops at once centrally, reducing this wasted time and effort to a bare minimum.
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.
You can work out how much you could save by using the calculators here.