Case Study - Power & Patch Management
A diverse user populaon at East Berkshire College made PC ulisaon hard to predict, but Power and PatchManagement from 1E has added control and transparency to energy consumpon and patch management.
A diverse user populaon at East Berkshire Collegemade PC ulisaon hard to predict, but Power andPatch Management from 1E has added control andtransparency to energy consumpon and patch
• Manage variable desktop PC usage in dierentenvironments• Monitor and reduce energy consumpon• Improve patch management
• Power and Patch Management, comprisingWakeUp™ and NightWatchman®
• Straighorward installaon• Instant, detailed energy usage reporng• 168 tons CO
saved per year• Savings in excess of £12,000 per year• Beer IT planning and management
East Berkshire College is one of the largest Further Educaoncolleges in the south east. It has two campuses, one in Langley(near Slough) and the other in Windsor. Between them the twocampuses oer training and learning to nearly 12,000 students,who study a wide range of both academic and vocaonalsubjects. The College serves a very diverse community drawnfrom the local and wider regions and parcipates in local andcommunity projects.
The College’s IT department manages around 1,600 desktopPCs across the two campuses which are accessible to sta andstudents between 8am and 10pm every day. Variable workschedules and environments - such as classrooms, oces andlibraries – mean it can be hard to predict computer usage, withsome computers used intensively for short periods then le idlefor many hours, oen overnight, while others are used briey but
frequently throughout the day.
“We keep an eye on costs at all mes and recognise thatreducing energy consumpon lowers our emissions as well asour bills,” says Mark Chinery, IT Project Supervisor forWorkstaons and Standards at East Berkshire College. “Weneeded a way to manage these costs without compromisingaccess to PCs, and without hampering our ability to run regularmaintenance and patching processes.”
Top Marks for East Berkshire College on Saving£12,000 per Year in Energy Costs