Power Management

Martin McKenna made this Freedom of Information request to The Robert Gordon University

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From: Martin McKenna

15 February 2011

Dear The Robert Gordon University,

Thousands of pounds are spent on electricity for PC's each year. I
would like to know;

a) How many PC's are in the University?
b) Do you use a software tool for Power Management of these PC's.
If you do use a software tool, what is it and what is the annual
cost of support & maintenance?
c) Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the
University (Name and Role)?
d) Does that University have a Green IT policy for reduction of
carbon emissions?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McKenna

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From: Martin McKenna

16 March 2011

Dear The Robert Gordon University,

I am looking for an update on my FOI request regarding Power
Management. I understand that by law you should have replied by
15th March. Any assistance in this matter would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McKenna

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From: Keith Fraser (itn)
The Robert Gordon University

16 March 2011


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FOI Request 150211/2 Power Management

Dear Mr McKenna

Further to my earlier email please find below in Blue the University's
response to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

How many PC's are in the University?
2950

Do you use a software tool for Power Management of these PC's. If you do
use a software tool, what is it and what is the annual cost of support &
maintenance?
The University does not use a software tool for Power Management of its
PCs

Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the University (Name
and Role)?
The University's Accounting Services department is responsible for paying
the University's electricity bills. Please note that the junior member
of staff whose function it is to deal with such payments, has no
expectation that their identity will be disclosed, and this personal
information is therefore exempted under s.38 (1) (b) of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Does that University have a Green IT policy for reduction of carbon
emissions?
The Robert Gordon University is committed to sustainable practices, to
minimise the impact of our activities on the environment and to reduce
costs. It has as an Institutional Green Strategy to which IT
contributes. Please see
[1]http://www.rgu.ac.uk/about/strategy-and-...

I trust that this provides the information you require. If you are not
satisfied with our response or our reasoning set-out above, you have forty
working days in which to request a review of our decision. Please refer to
the Review Procedure at [2]http://tinyurl.com/oubzr9 for further
information. All complaints regarding requests for information will be
handled in accordance with this procedure. Any request should be put in
writing and should be sent to Mr Andrew McCreath, Executive Director for
Information Technology, at the address provided below.

The request should:

(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;

(b) describe the nature of your original request; and

(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response.

The Robert Gordon University,
St Andrews Street,
Aberdeen, AB10 1FR

Email [3][email address].

If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly.

Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:

[4]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:

Scottish Information Commissioner,
Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,
Fife KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
E-mail: [email address]
Website: [5]www.itspublicknowledge.info

This concludes the University's response to your enquiry.

Kind regards

Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager
The Robert Gordon University
St Andrews Street, , Aberdeen AB10 7FY
Tel: 01224 262882, Fax: 01224 262797
Web: [6]http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [7][email address]

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