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5 Steps to Implementing an Enterprise-wide PC Power Management Solution

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If you are looking at saving money and reducing the CO2 emissions of your organization, PC power management is a good place to start. Your IT energy consumption will have increased greatly over the last few years and PCs and laptops are reckoned to make up 39% of all IT energy consumption.

So, savings in this area can be pretty substantial and worth investigating. Furthermore, unlike many other energy saving initiatives, reducing PC energy consumption can provide an ROI within months rather than years – with the right tool.

Don’t expect users to change their behaviour

Having made the decision to focus on energy savings with your PC and laptop estate you might be tempted to think that you can achieve this by persuading your users to change their behaviour voluntarily. This takes a lot of work and although you may get some initial success in persuading people to turn off their PCs when they go home, over time many will resort back to their original behaviour, negating any original savings.

SOURCE: certero.com

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Certero are a vendor and supplier of products and solutions for: IT Asset Management (ITAM), Software Asset Management (SAM) and Software License Optimization and Entitlement (SLOE). Complimented by tailored services, our mission is to provide the best solutions that work individually and holistically together, seamlessly and optimally on a single platform – AssetStudio.

The AssetStudio platform consists of a number of products designed to solve a specific software asset management problem. It covers the entire IT estate, including: mobiles & tablets, laptops & desktops, servers, datacentre and the Cloud. Across all the major software environments: Microsoft Windows & Apple Mac OS, IBM, SAP, Oracle and UNIX/Linux.

Reduced complexity, cost and resources

It is currently estimated that on average, 70% of a software asset manager’s time is spent collating, interpreting and analyzing data from various sources. This leaves only 30% to actually act upon the knowledge, perform software optimization tasks and drive forward the software asset management agenda within the organization.

Now, with a single, holistic source of hardware and software asset information, with integrated reporting transforming data into useful knowledge, managers can access the information they require in seconds.

Developed from a single vision, the AssetStudio software asset management platform:
• Takes feeds from all the major ITAM solutions
• Gives a single unified data source for all software asset management
• Delivers a common modern graphical user interface across the entire platform
• Offers rich integrated reporting and business intelligence to quickly find the information you need

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