PC power management, an important aspect of green computing, is one of the easiest, yet most overlooked things your business can do to save money and energy under your corporate sustainability initiative.
PC energy-saving software involves regulating the sleep settings on all of the desktop computers, monitors and laptops in your office, and this simple thing can shave as much as 10 percent off of your office’s electric bill.
If your company is looking into pc energy-saving software, here’s five things you should know before you begin.
1. PC power management is a one-time installation. Your IT department can implement the software within a matter of hours and once running, the maintenance is minimal. Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing at Verdiem, said that when his company surveyed its user base last year, 90 percent said they spend less than 10 hours a month on maintenance and troubleshooting, and that 77 percent spent less than five hours a month.
2. PC energy-saving software can save $15-$60 per computer. In enterprise level companies with 500 or more computers, this can generate enough savings in the first year to more than pay for the cost of purchasing the software.
3. Savings are generated immediately. You’ll see reductions in energy usage almost instantly.
4. End users won't be disturbed with PC energy-saving software. Your employees won’t need to worry about shutting their computers off at night or over the weekend, PC power management software will take care of that for them.
5. Installing a power management system can be (practically) free. In most states, utility companies provide rebate programs to pay you a set amount of money for each PC you install PC power management software on.
Find out more about Verdiem's PC Power Mangement Software from RBO.