Oxford University, Said Business School – May 2009
This event is a follow-up from the original 2008 initiative from JISC's activities in education and research by promoting innovation in new technologies and by the central support of ICT services.
In March 2008, the University of Oxford hosted the 'Towards Low Carbon ICT' conference to stimulate discussion on the practical measures that can be taken to build ICT services that both reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and mitigate the effects that higher energy prices will have on our institutions.
The JISC funded low-carbon ICT project at the University of Oxford has developed tools and techniques to reduce energy consumption and costs in networked desktop computing environments. At the time of last year's conference, it was policy throughout most of the University departments to leave desktop computers switched on, all day, every day of the year. This need no longer be the case: the tools developed through the project allow desktop computers to be switched off when not in use with, importantly, no inconvenience to the user nor their IT support teams.
JISC’s aim in commercial engagement is to provide a voice for universities and colleges technical needs and aspirations. They do this by working with the ICT industry leaders to ensure that the sectors current and future needs are met as effectively as possible through their products and services. 1E was invited to participate in the May event to this effect.
1E showcased the market-leading NightWatchman® PC Energy management software, which has proven energy efficiency gains of on average 40%, saving over $35 and 440 pounds of CO2 emissions per PC per year.
As well as the energy savings made by NightWatchman, many delegates were extremely interested in its advanced measurement and reporting features, along with the rapid and verifiable return on investment (typically 6 months). Being able to verify energy savings and build a cast-iron business case is one of the many features that attracted delegates to NightWatchman and 1E’s market leading software products. With the overall theme of energy efficiency, 1E opened up a whole new perspective to many delegates by showing that IT equipment is not a black box, but are devices whose power can be actively managed to make significant energy savings.
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