Most employed adults who use a PC at work believe that their employers should be doing more to reduce energy consumption.
Not so many employees power down their computers because their manager told them to, so “telling” is not an option. On the other hand, “forcing” workstations to shut down may be an alternative after working hours, but for how long and with what consequences? There were cases when the employee lost all day’s work when computer was force to shut down. Employers must see clearly the opportunity to set an internal policy on a long term. Ed Tower took the opportunity when he saw it.
Ed is an IT Manager at a company from United States. The company totals 330 employees with at least 9 working hours per day, excluding weekends. When Ed found Energy Save Solution on the internet, he had the opportunity to calculate all by himself which is the company’s loss related to energy consumption. At a brief calculation on a single workstation left running over night, there was an average of 1.92 kW consumption and 1.03 Kg CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. These data mean at least 6.76 $ extra cost per employee, each month, relative to his network. Total loss for 330 employees? His company lost 2230 $ extra money added to the company’s energy bill. In a single year, 27.000 $.
After 30 days of free trial, he called the CEO immediately to analyze Savenergee‘s benefits and features. The company is using Savenergee for 8 months by now and benefits from more than 20% energy costs reduction.
Do you wonder why your energy bills are too high? Always-on computers mean uncontrolled costs for your company and also carbon emissions into the atmosphere, a negative impact on the environment. Let’s take a look to better understand why do employees leave their computers open after business hours or in weekends.
A specialized survey, described in the PC Energy Report, analyzes the employee behavior on why they leave the computers open when they shouldn’t. The most given answer was that other people use the computer. Some of them thought that their computers automatically goes into hibernation and they don’t have to worry. Others prefer to leave because it takes to long to power down when they finished working for the day. Some of them forget or they leave it to enable overnight software updates. A small percentage said that it’s company or IT policy to leave it on or they have to access their computer remotely.
Which of the above mentioned reasons cause money loss for your company?
Shutting down and powering down your company’s workstations are not the same. There are some differences and most of the employees who use a PC at work said they either have no idea what power scheme settings are or how to change the power settings on their PCs.
When you choose to shut down the computer means that you enable to turn off all power to it and cut off employees remote access.
When you put your computers to sleep or hibernate, you greatly reduce energy consumption without cutting off an employee’s remote access. And it does not function as a screen saver, because, in fact, screen savers can increase energy consumption.
The best alternative for reducing energy costs is to choose an intelligent solution that helps you to put the company’s computers to hibernate. We are here to help you and to give you more informations.