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Three Reasons Your Organization Is Missing Out on Power Savings

IT leaders are concerned that such solutions would disrupt the core of their operations

The cost of electricity continues to rise, and few organizational units feel the pinch more than IT departments and data centers. One of the areas of potential power savings – yet one that few organizations have been willing to commit to – is PC power management (PCPM) solutions.

IT leaders are concerned that such solutions would disrupt the core of their operations. While they’re keen to move on other sustainability and conservation initiatives, PCPM has been slow to be accepted and implemented.

Let’s look at three of the most common reasons organizations hold out on PCPM:

  1. You don’t know just how much money it can save. Using PCPM can save an average organization as much as 40% in power costs. That works out to about $36 per PC in production per year. That is a significant savings, adding up to thousands of dollars in the average enterprise.
  2. You’re concerned that power management solutions will cause a disruption of core it operations. It is true that there are plenty of ways to reduce your data center power consumption and make sure that your servers and networks are operating efficiently. However, PCPM focuses on PCs. The software involved in managing PCPM, while centralized, doesn’t create any interruption with other core systems. It won’t tax your core operations in the slightest.
  3. You’re relying instead on built-in desktop power management and power saving utilities. The fact of the matter is that build-in power solutions fail to address all of the potential power savings. In particular, built-in power rules are woefully ineffective at handling situations where the computer is idle, yet it cannot go into sleep mode or shut down because of some background process. This phenomenon – known as “PC insomnia” – can consume significant power resources over time.

PC power management solutions need to be a part of your core sustainability and energy policy. When combined with other power-saving steps at the desktop level (such as implementing think client Virtual Desktop technology or even simply upgrading to more efficient hardware) PCPM can be a vital component of your efforts to save on the cost of power.

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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.