1E.COMPC POWER MANAGEMENT
Sustainability is at the heart of Kiwibank’s business. Basic energy meters were predicting that more than 50% of computers were being left on at nights and weekends at the New Zealand bank. The cost and energy savings associated with
computer power management were very attractive and t into the wider corporate
sustainability goals at Kiwibank. “Educating employees to switch computers off was one option but IT often needed computers to be left on so that patches and security updates could be applied at night rather than during working hours,” says Esme Petelo, Head of IT Management Support, Kiwibank. There was also a desire to measure IT energy use on an ongoing basis rather than relying on guess work so a decision was made to trial NightWatchman Enterprise an advanced PC power management solution from 1E. Kiwibank wanted the ability to centrally control and report on the power consumption of computers across Kiwibank’s entire IT estate. NightWatchman was chosen for a
number of reasons; the solution was proven in large-scale environments and integrated seamlessly with Kiwibank’s existingMicrosoft Conguration Management (CongMgr) system. NightWatchman was also easily available through 1E’s preferred
New Zealand based distributor, Transend.
No Longer Playing the Guessing Game
Launched in 2002, Kiwibank is a 100% New Zealand owned bank with over 900 staff and branches located within more than 30 PostShops throughout the country.Kiwibank has grown into one of New
Zealand’s most high-prole banks
with 700,000 customers and was voted New Zealand’s most trusted bank three years in a row at the Readers Digest Trusted Brand awards.
Shutting down computers at night will save Kiwibank up to NZ$24,570 in energy costs, reduce energy use by 163,800
kWh and reduce CO2 emissions by 32 tonnes in the frst year