Endpoint management vendor Promisec, which also happens to include agent-less power client hardware management features in its software, has been added to the list of products that are eligible for certain energy-efficiency rebates from Pacific Gas & Electric. The reason that this is interesting is not only the fact that Promisec manages power on your desktops without introducing agent software onto the systems, it also can be used to manage other setting, most notably security.
That's something that Marc Brungardt, executive vice president of operations for Promisec, is counting on as a competitive advantage. Because many CIOs don't actually have control over their power budget, he notes, many of the energy-efficiency rebate pools have gone unused. But because they DO care about cutting the cost of endpoint management, the power management capability becomes an added benefit.
Basically, what this new relationship means is that if you are a business customer of PG&E, you can get a rebate of $15 per computer if you can prove you are using Promisec to manage power consumption on your desktop computers. Of course, you'll also save an additional sum of $40 to $50 per computer by using the software in the first place to make sure that idle systems are not consuming unnecessary electricity. You DO have to prove usage over a period of time to earn the rebate.
So, you have to be in California to care about this particular Promisec rebate. But are you sure your business isn't eligible for one in your home state?