Green Planet Helps Adaptiva Customers Reap PC Power Management Benefits

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Green Planet extension for Adaptiva Companion helps customers identify PC power management opportunities and harness them by establishing optimal policies

Organizations that are actively employing power management functionality can expect to save $43,300 per year, compared with unmanaged organizations

Adaptiva has announced the Green Planet™ extension that builds upon Adaptiva Companion's PC power and configuration management abilities to facilitate a collaborative approach to real world power management. Green Planet provides full visibility into PC usage, identifies energy saving opportunities and drives power management adoption by engaging end-users.

Green Planet is unique in that it is the only power management software that provides a client side UI, which enables end-users to customize power policies to their individual needs, within limits established by the system administrator. Green Planet also provides power usage and wastage information to end-users making them aware of their PC's energy usage performance.

According to a January 2009 Gartner Research report entitled, PC Power Management Activation Leads to Significant Power and Cost Savings, "Organizations that are actively employing power management functionality can expect to save $43,300 per year, compared with unmanaged organizations". Green planet provides detailed reports on reduced cost, energy usage and carbon emissions. Such verifiable impact on PC energy savings makes Green Planet eligible for rebates from several utilities.

Jim Warren, Project Manager TUI UK commented "We have deployed Companion with the Green Planet extension on over 8,000 PC's and centrally manage power policy for 700 physical locations. Installation was quick and simple. We hibernate most of the PC's every night which helps us to save money and make a positive environmental impact."

The Green Planet extension for Companion provides a powerful combination that delivers significant Green IT benefits while improving business productivity. "Companion with Green Planet has reduced the percentage of PC's left on overnight from 60% to 17%, saving 1.15 million kWh annually. Moreover, Companion paid for itself in one go by helping us respond to a virus threat and preserve core IT infrastructure in challenging circumstances," said Ian Mackintosh, team leader IT support, DHHS Tasmania.

"Green Planet provides a quick and tangible IT efficiency win in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager environments. Organizations will now have better visibility on where and how to conserve PC energy without compromising end-user productivity," said JD Marymee, Director Strategic Alliances, Management & Services Division, Microsoft Corporation. "We are happy to work with partners such as Adaptiva to aid Microsoft System Center customers in reducing cost and increasing operational efficiency while making a positive impact on the environment."

About Adaptiva
Adaptiva, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, extends Microsoft's Configuration Manager and Systems Management Server to provide PC power and configuration management solutions. Our solutions help organizations reduce the impact of desktop computing on the environment, improve manageability of distributed windows environments and increase end-user productivity. Adaptiva Companion™, our flagship product, has 500,000 seats deployed and is trusted by 85 customers in 11 countries. Learn more at http://www.adaptiva.com .

Adaptiva and Adaptiva Companion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adaptiva in the United States and other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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