Reducing Energy Costs and Carbon Footprint with SCCM 2007 R3

Almost all companies I know do have some sort of a Green-IT policy in place but in my view this should go beyond just putting an e-mail footnote like “Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail”. Many companies use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, but don’t bail out its Power Management capabilities whereas it could help save energy costs and carbon footprint with just a few clicks. So what about a new Read More …

Are my Windows Power Settings Energy Star compliant?

I am often asked by customers whether their Windows 7 Power Settings are Energy Star compliant. The recommendations for Windows clients are: Computers must enter system standby or hibernate after 30 to 60 minutes of inactivity. Monitors must enter sleep mode after 5 to 20 minutes of inactivity Windows 7 by default comes with 3 Power Plans. High Performance, Balanced (default) and Power Saver. If you have enabled the Balanced or Power Saver power plan Read More …

ToolTip: Power Plan Assistant for Windows 7

Microsoft has spend a great effort on optimizing the power consumption for Windows 7, But here’s another FREE tool that I consider as a nice enhancement over the build in features in Windows 7. Power Plan Assistant for Windows 7 can be downloaded from here. For a brief feature overview read this. My favorite feature is the instant “Power off the Display” option that can be invoked with just a double click on the tool’s Read More …

ToolTip: SpeedFan

SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. Michael Pietroforte author of the 4SysOps blog wrote a review of the SpeedFan utility. Read the entire article here

Wireless Router with Power button

This is what i have been looking for since a while, about 12 months ago i was actively searching for a Wireless router with a power on/off button, but with no luck. Yesterday i read a local IT magazine where there was a reference to a Netgrear Wireless Router that has a power on/off button. I find having a power on/off button very useful for 2 reasons: Energy saving Less Wireless signals in the house Read More …

Energy Saving Software

Edison, provided by Verdiem helps you saving power and our environment. The tool can be downloaded here: http://www.verdiem.com/edison/