Power Management

Martin McKenna made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Regional College

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Dear Northern Regional College,

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 College?
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
College (Name and Role)?
d) Does that College have a Green IT policy for reduction of
carbon emissions?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McKenna

Claire Moore, Northern Regional College

I am out of the office until Thursday 17 February 2011.

Claire Moore

Claire Moore, Northern Regional College

    Dear Martin,

    Please see below the response to your questions raised in regard to
Powwer Mangement:

    a) How many PC's are in the College? 2,900

    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? 

We use Desktop Authority
(http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/desk...) from Script Logic
to proactively configure, manage, secure and support the College PCs and a
PC Power Management add-in is just one small part of the product.     

    c) Who is responsible for paying electricity bills for the

    College (Name and Role)? 

Electricity bills are paid as part of the College financial system and are
subject to the College’s financial procedures.

    d) Does that College have a Green IT policy for reduction of

    carbon emissions? 

The College uses PC Power Management and already have 1 virtualised server
environment with a second due to be implemented in the next few months.

I hope this answers your queries.

Claire Moore

Director of Finance

NORTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE

Farm Lodge Campus

Ballymena

Ext:  4261

Direct Dial No: 02825 664261

Email:  [Northern Regional College request email]

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