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A missed opportunity: PC energy use

electric_meterComputerWorld points out a stark disparity between green IT hype and actual practice for Desktop IT managers.

  • Forrester Research says only 13% of IT managers have implemented wide-scale power management for PCs.
  • The EPA estimates that 10% or less of all enterprise PCs have their power management features turned on.

It’s not that they don’t care. Only 9% of those surveyed by Forrester had no interest in PC power management. 

More likely is that the approximately $50 per year savings per PC doesn’t incite action, especially when the perception is that power-managed PCs under-perform. 

This will change as energy costs rise and power management techniques become less and less disruptive.  At the same time, storage power consumption continues to decline across the board, reducing energy use for every minute of every day.  Take for example the Seagate Momentus 7200, Seagate’s highest performing notebook drive.  It uses close to the same amount of power as its cousin the Momentus 5400 drive.

Rather than guess, let’s hear from IT managers. Why haven’t you enabled power management across all of your PCs?

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  • Poh Soon Chong Says:

    I’m not an IT manager but I joined an effort to promote power management but was never able to get the tool working properly.

    I experienced a number of times when my attempts to remote boot the PC failed after it went into hibernation mode. I had to drive back to office to turn the PC on manually. After repeated experiences, I gave up and just left my PC on.

    IT has to provide a way for the OS and the PC to work together so that remote boot can be performed painlessly and consistently before users will start turning on the power management feature.

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