International IT services company Atos will use SAP BusinessObjects Sustainability Performance Management application to manage its sustainability performance, the companies announced at the SAPPHIRE NOW + SAP TechEd Madrid conference.
Atos plans to roll out the sustainability reporting to sites across 42 countries in early 2012, and will offer the SAP service to its customers worldwide, the company said.
As a global partner of SAP, Atos offers a quick-start application for its customers to manage their own sustainability programs, and to track and report against objectives. Atos currently offers SAP solutions to help companies assess and mitigate their carbon impact and reduce environmental, health and safety risks.
In other software news, Greenstone Carbon Management has a new release – version 2.7 – of its Acco2unt carbon management software. The new version can track and analyze an organization’s business travel data. The release also has new enterprise-wide target tracking and reporting capability for journey type, most popular routes, distance traveled, client vs. non-client travel and travel comparisons by job role and business unit.
Finally, direct insurance provider, OUTsurance expects to save 145 metric tons of CO2 per year with an IT management system from 1E. The company will use 1E’s NightWatchman Enterprise to improve patch management and save energy across its estate of 2,000 desktop PCs.
OUTsurance ran a test on 1,678 machines over 20 days and found that 33 percent of desktops and 3 percent of monitors unnecessarily stayed on overnight. Over the weekend, 29 percent of desktops and 4 percent of monitors were being left on, but only 11 percent were actually used.