1E Expands into Germany; Carbon Impact of Nuclear Ban ‘Startling’
Efficiency software company 1E has announced its expansion into Germany, citing the country’s axing of its nuclear program as a major driver.
“The recent cancellation of Germany’s nuclear program calls for immediate action,” 1E CEO Sumir Karayi said. “Put this into a carbon emissions context and the ramifications are startling. Deutsche Bank analysts estimate that an extra 370 million tonnes of CO2 will be released through 2020, as Germany strives to find alternative energy sources to avoid any shortfalls in energy – alternative sources which, despite Germany’s clear leadership in solar and renewable energies, the local government anticipates will be coal-based in the short-term.”
“If every corporate PC and server in Germany had our software installed on it, the German economy could save approximately €1.9bn per year in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by around 9.1m metric tonnes of CO2 by eliminating servers that are not being used and by switching PCs off overnight and on weekends,” Karayi added.
In 2010, 1E experienced record 60 percent growth, adding four million licenses of 1E software to its existing customer base. The EMEA operation of 1E holds key customer accounts including CSC, Dell, HSBC, Nestlé and Syngenta.
The company says it has helped its customers achieve €740 million in efficiency savings, with €407 million in energy savings alone to date. That is the equivalent of 4.1 million metric tonnes of CO2 or taking around 750,000 passenger cars off the roads.
1E has appointed Radu Gheorghievici-Pohl as Managing Director for the DACH region. Gheorghievici-Pohl and his team will serve customers of all sizes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will initially be based in Frankfurt.
With its entry into the DACH region, 1E will immediately make available its entire suite of efficient IT solutions, including NightWatchman Enterprise, NightWatchman Server Edition, Nomad Enterprise, Shopping and AppClarity.
“The potential for cost and energy savings is huge – in April, the German Corporate Energy Efficiency Initiative (DENEFF) outlined that €165 million and 1.1 terawatt hours (TWh) of potential savings could be realized per year through energy efficient IT3,” Gheorghievici-Pohl said.
“Germany has a national commitment to reduce national carbon emissions by 40% by 20204 and the government has allocated €25m to ‘IT Goes Green’ initiatives. I am energized by the challenge to bring our expertise to the DACH region. The time is now,” he added.
Andy Lawrence, eco-efficiency analyst at The 451 Group said, “1E is a well-managed and technically astute company that is highly regarded by blue-chip clients. 1E continues to be the market leader in desktop power management in terms of installed seats. This bodes well for its expansion into new markets – 1E is likely to be a serious player in the DACH region.”
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