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How Efficient Is Your Server Estate?

Probably the most fundamental pieces of equipment in your IT asset arsenal are servers. But they are also probably the most disregarded when it comes to looking at efficiency. Many Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions concentrate on everything else in the facility but not on the humble server itself. … Read more »

IBM, 1E, Verdiem ‘Best in Breed’ for PC Power Management

1E, IBM and Verdiem should always be on the shortlist for companies seeking PC power management products, according to a report by technology consultants Ovum. In Selecting a PC Power Management Solution Vendor, Ovum said the three vendors represent the leading products in the marketplace, widely accepted as “best of … Read more »

How the Public Sector Can Use More Current Resources and Cut Costs

Efficiency Matters Improving the efficiency of IT tops the list for enterprises as they go into 2012, according to independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc.: “While 2011 started with a more robust IT spending environment, many organizations began to pull back midyear, and 2012 plans are expected to be more … Read more »

Atos to Use SAP Sustainability App; Greenstone Updates Acco2unt

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 … Read more »

Are Your Servers Running Efficiently?

Last July, the US federal government announced plans to shut 40 percent of its data centers over the next four years. With more than 2,000 data centers, the Obama Administration realized that data center consolidation was part of a broader strategy to become more IT efficient and make substantial savings … Read more »

Cisco, 1E to Integrate IT and Building Management

Cisco and 1E have signed a partnership agreement to integrate their energy consumption software, according to news reports. Business Green reported that 1E is producing a version of its NightWatchman application that integrates with Cisco’s EnergyWise platform, allowing users to track the energy use of their IT infrastructure as well … Read more »

Sustainability Software Briefing: C3, Cisco, Sensus, 1E

C3, a fledgling vendor of energy management software, says that its customers and partners now include Adobe, Constellation Energy, Dow Chemical, GE, HP and Siemens. The customer and partner roster also includes Accenture, BearingPoint, CH2M Hill, Deloitte, Equity Office, Masdar City, Orascom Telecom, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pella, SAIC and … Read more »

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. … Read more »

Software Briefing: Gridpoint, 1E, SCI, Norwegian Cruises

Smart grid technology supplier GridPoint Inc. has announced the release of utility management software GridPoint Energy Manager. The software complements existing hardware and service offerings to manage the deployment and operation of energy endpoints, such as building management systems, solar arrays, electric vehicle and home energy management technologies. Eniram Limited, provider … Read more »

Few Agencies Ready for Energy Reduction Mandates

Only 13 percent of federal agencies are ready to comply with energy reduction requirements, according to a survey by an IT efficiency software company. In an IE survey, 13 percent of federal agencies responding said they were “definitely ready” to comply with federal energy reduction mandates such as executive orders … Read more »

Parker Hannifin Saves $600,000 with Power Management Software

Parker Hannifin Saves $600,000 with Power Management Software

Parker Hannifin is saving $600,000 a year in energy costs alone thanks to a partnership project with 1E to streamline its data center and cut power costs, according to a case study (PDF) from 1E. The manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems was looking to solve several challenges … Read more »