1E and AH Technology to Showcase Desktop Power Management at Australian CIO Summit

Sydney, Australia – Tuesday 20th July 2010, Gold sponsors 1E, a software and services company that improves IT efficiency by identifying and reducing costs and waste in hardware, software, energy and time, and AH Technology, 1E’s sole distributor in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), will exhibit at the CIO Summit in Sydney on 22nd July 2010. The Summit is Australia’s premier event for leading CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors and Senior IT and business executives from the region.
 
NightWatchman® is the world’s most comprehensive market leading software solution for desktop power management. It securely, remotely and centrally powers down PCs and Macs, empowering organizations to realize significant energy savings while ensuring that user productivity remains unaffected. When they are not in use, computers can be automatically shut down, suspended or put into a hibernated state in order to deliver rapid cost savings and energy and carbon emissions reductions. The solution is proven to generate significant ROI - typically AU $36-40 per PC per year. NightWatchman is the only power management solution available in Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) worldwide and was recently named ‘best of breed’ by Microsoft.
 
On stand number four, AH Technology, which has seen significant traction with local Green IT projects specifically in the banking and finance, public sector and utilities industries recently, will provide a number of real-world examples of how 1E customers have made a success of their efficient IT deployments with solutions including NightWatchman®, the world’s leading PC power management solution which has saved customers approximately AUD$421 million in energy costs alone. Organizations which have provided video testimonials include Dell and CSC.
 
Amir Har-El, managing director of AH Technology, a member company of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) says: “Australia has the world’s highest per capita carbon dioxide emissions from energy use . Sustainability issues must be a key investment driver on the corporate agenda today. The IT efficiency measurement message is clear - organizations must act now to avoid adding complexity and costs to business operations down the line. We look forward to demonstrating how NightWatchman offers business insight into efficient IT benchmarking, strategic planning and an average return on investment (ROI) within the first year.”
 
The 2010 summit agenda will draw on IDC’s Forecast for Management (FFM) Survey. The FFM asks CIOs questions relating to their use of, expenditure on, resourcing for and challenges with IT — including what they are planning in terms of budgets, resources and intentions for the use of technology in the coming years.
Melissa Martin, Senior Market Analyst, IDC Australia, says: “Against a backdrop of rapid global economic, environmental and societal change, CIOs face immense opportunities and profound challenges. Finding long-term, enduring, and broadly supported responses to these, requires all ANZ CIOs to lift their sights beyond the preoccupations of the present. Whilst 19.8% of FFM survey respondents have currently deployed green IT, a further 47.5% indicated that they had plan to deploy Green IT initiatives in the next 12-24 months. Green IT products and services deliver comparable or superior performance and other benefits such as cost, time, power and energy savings as well as lower waste production while also utilizing fewer resources. This results in fewer toxic materials and less carbon emissions.”
 
“We were so impressed with 1E’s ability to measure and report on our PC environment that we’re currently piloting NightWatchman Server Edition to similarly examine energy consumption, cost, efficiency and CO2 emissions in our data center. NightWatchman has saved us 40 percent in energy savings alone, and we’re encouraged by the early results of NightWatchman Server Edition to help CSC meet our sustainability objectives,” says John Glowacki, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CSC. Read more about CSC’s deployment of NightWatchman Server Edition here.