LANDesk has introduced power management tools to help IT administrators decrease energy consumption by instituting environmentally responsible IT energy use policies.
IT administrators using the LANDesk Power Management tool can significantly decrease their organisation's energy expenses and improve their bottom line, according to the company.
A low power sleep mode allows computers and monitors to reduce electricity consumption by up to 90 per cent.
Energy Star, a US government initiative to promote energy efficient consumer products, estimates that businesses could save up to $75 per desktop annually by proactively managing power settings.
LANDesk Power Management allows IT administrators to define power management policies on a global, group or computer level.
Once a policy is set using a process management template, it is automatically enforced without additional intervention. Company settings are automatically reinstated after a machine is restarted, should individual users alter the settings.
Power management options can be enforced on monitors and hard disks, and can be set differently based on the system's source of power.
"Businesses large and small are becoming more conscious of their organisations' carbon footprint and impact on the environment," said Steve Workman, vice president of product management at LANDesk.
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