A wise energy management of the power desktop would allow any company to save surprising figures. According to an Ovum research from January 2012, from every single computer desktop of medium quality, 380kWh and 265Kg of CO₂ could be saved each year, corresponding to 30 euros / year. It is true that the research is not very recent, but it is true that things have not changed in the meantime, indeed: considering an increase in the costs ofelectric energy around 10%, the savings have become even greater.
For save energy electric come on desktop it is necessary to intervene on two fronts: the good rules of energy behavior (on and off policy, standby…) and the power desktop management, ie the management of PCs according to the life cycle of components and operating systems. From power desktop management, an aspect that according to Dimensional Research is overlooked by 56% of organizations, a large company could achieve unthinkable savings.
Do power desktop management, however, means intervening on the machine park, and to convince the top management of the company to put an operation of this type into practice, a somewhat stronger reason is needed than the promise of a future energy saving. The right opportunity could be the (necessary) migration from Windows XP.
Not everyone knows, but Microsoft's support for the Windows XP operating system will cease on April 8, 2014. This deadline becomes something of an event when you consider that, according to data released by Net Applications in February 2013, Windows XP is still installed on about 40% of personal computers. The migration project that companies are facing provides an opportunity to get hold of desktops with a policy of desktop power management.
The need to abandon Windows XP is in effect forcing businesses of all sizes to evaluate their approach to desktop of the future. We are talking about large-scale projects that companies must also take care to implement in an optimal way to minimize the impact on the daily activities of their users.
Of course, the opportunity that this operation offers in terms of improving theenergy efficiency and control over consumption at the level desktop. The desktop power management can ensure companies real savings, even much higher than what can be achieved with the (already mentioned) 'energy etiquette' tips, which however remain fundamental.