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I have had many a conversation with managers at small-ish (or REALLY small) companies, who insist that they can't address some of the energy efficiency practices that I write about because they are leasing real estate and don't control overall management of their electricity consumption. I think that excuse is becoming thinner with each passing day.
What if you could pay the amount that you're willing to set aside for your electricity upfront every month, and then use smart metering applications and other home energy management technologies to manage household consumption against that amount?This concept of "prepaid" utility services was recently examined in a consumer survey marketing firm EcoAlign, and the top-level results probably won't surprise you that much.
Chalk one up for the Cisco home energy management solution: the high-tech giant's new relationship with ECOtality will let people manage the way they use electricity for both their home and for their electric vehicles from a single place.Specifically, a technology agreement between the two companies will tie together the Blink Network charger interface with the Cisco Home Energy Controller.
The City of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, has saved roughly 1.46 million kilowatt hours of electricity in the first year of project to deploy the 1E power management software across 1,000 of the city's personal computers.
Chances are you are way sick of me writing about tools that help you measure the various energy metrics of your data center, because you probably have way too many separate management tools to deal with already.But you MAY be interested in a company, Modius, that apparently has created an ecosystem of monitoring and measurement tools that helps you balance the most important metric of your data center -- uptime -- with the way that it consumes electricity.
Power management software developer Verdiem says its Surveyor software is now being used to control electricity consumption on more than 70,000 PCs within California state agencies. The state is operating under a mandate to cut power usage associated with IT operations by up to 30 percent before 2012.
The new release of the KACE K1000 Management Appliance, now officially a Dell-branded product, offers features that lets businesses configure and enforce the power management settings on both Window and Macintosh OSX hardware.Chip Lawson, Dell KACE senior product manager, says that companies can realize significant savings in their electricity bills by paying more attention to their desktops.
Chances are, you're more likely to think about your energy use when you're staying in dismay at your electricity bill. That's probably one of the motivators for the deal that energy management software and demand response company EnerNOC has just signed with California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
Symantec's new storage management software can save close to $55,000 in electricity costs for every 200-terabyte enterprise storage deployment it diverts.
Fujitsu today announced an 18-month deal with WA's largest electricity provider Verve energy to design and implement an energy trading management system.
Those scoundrels, Part 2. Brit IT managers aren't feeling the heat when it comes to reducing power consumption
Those bloody good fellows at 1E, which sells a power management utility for Windows called NightWatchman, revealed some data this week that suggests a troubling number of IT managers in its native country aren't yet tuned into the virtues of curtailing the electricity usage of the computer fleets under their watchAccording to the mini-survey, one-third of respondents feel "zero pressure" to reduce power consumption.
Verdiem gives you more power over your power consumption. And, inquiring minds wonder whether power management might not be Vista's holy grail?
Did you know that PCs and computer monitors account for roughly 13 percent of the total electricity used each year by commercial enterprises? That statistic from the Department of Energy, which actually is pretty outdated at this point, is just one of the arguments used by power management software company Verdiem to make the case for its application, called Surveyor.
How much does it cost to run a PC or a Windows Home Server 24/7? I've just completed a abttery of power management tests in my office, and the numbers surprised me. In my neighborhood, running a home server costs about $5 a month in electricity, but I can cut that bill by two-thirds just by using the default power management settings in Windows Vista.
Facing a major upgrade of its core SAP environment, Victorian electricity distributor Powercor last year found itself facing a mountain of issues -- and riding a steep learning curve to testing management.
Enterprise IT staff and users commonly disable the power management settings on their computers, wasting large amounts of electricity. Ben Kus, senior director of technology at BigFix, shows how centralizing these settings can save energy and money.
Electricity supplier TransGrid has embarked on a major redevelopment of its outage management system, which plans the maintenance of electricity lines throughout NSW.The company is designing a new solution with integrator Avanade following an open tender last year.
The chief information officer of South Australian electricity utility ETSA has shifted into a business improvement role, leaving the top IT management spot vacant. "Our previous CIO, Dean Pangrazio, has been promoted to the role of Manager Business Improvement and Planning, Services Department," an ETSA spokesperson told ZDNet Australia via e-mail.
Geospatial solutions provider Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions has been awarded a contract to provide an outage and mobile workforce management system based on Intergraph's InService for South Australian electricity distribution company ETSA Utilities.Using the new system, ETSA Utilities expects to improve outage management processes and optimise network reliability, crew dispatch capability, mobile tracking for 200 field units and outage reporting.
Despite a few initial hiccups, Australia's largest energy operator and administrator has successfully deployed Oracle's 9i application server, and is already reaping the rewards. The National Electricity Market Management Company (NEMMCO), signed on with Oracle at the beginning of last year and deployed Oracle9iAS version 1.
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